Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Lee Ann C. Golper
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Speech Communication
1 online resource (66 p.)
Aphasia, Brain damage, Body language
The frequency and duration of six coverbal behaviors were examined in two experimental groups and one control group. Conversational samples of ten aphasic subjects, ten right hemisphere damaged (RHD) subjects, and ten matched, non-brain damaged (NBD) control subjects were scored for frequency and duration of eye contact, head nod, head shake, head tilt, smile and eyebrow raise. Only the frequency of smile was found to differ significantly; the RHD subjects smiled less often than either of the other two groups.
Duvall, Jill, "Coverbal behavior of aphasic and right hemisphere damaged subjects in conversation" (1988). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3846.