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J Voice 2013 Oct;
Authors: Tereza Tykalova, Jan Rusz, Roman Cmejla, Hana Ruzickova, Evzen Ruzicka
Department of Circuit Theory, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic.
Although reduced stress is thought to be one of the most deviant speech dimensions in hypokinetic dysarthria associated with Parkinson's disease (PD), the mechanisms of stress production in PD have not been thoroughly explored by objective methods. The aim of the present study was to quantify the effect of PD on prosodic characteristics and to describe contrastive stress patterns in parkinsonian speech.
PMID: 24094802 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]