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Exploring Sentence Processing in People with Aphasia in the Brazilian Context Using Eye-Tracking
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  • Michael Douglas Cabral Alves,
  • Paulo Souza,
  • Maria Isabel Freitas,
  • Alejandro Durán Carrillo de Albornoz,
  • Alejandro Ramirez
Michael Douglas Cabral Alves
Universidade do Vale do Itajaí
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Paulo Souza
Universidade do Vale do Itajai
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Maria Isabel Freitas
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
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Alejandro Durán Carrillo de Albornoz
Havana University of Medical Sciences

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Alejandro Ramirez
Universidade do Vale do Itajaí
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Aphasia is characterized by language impairments and deficits in oral expression and comprehension. Eye tracking is a promising technique to investigate language processing in complex cases, like aphasia. A paradigm supporting this idea demonstrates a temporal relationship between language processing and gaze. In this work, we developed a new resource to investigate auditory sentence processing by aphasic individuals in the Brazilian context. The solution was based on the application of a second version of a clinically validated method knownas the Test for Reception of Grammar (TROG-2). A pilot was conducted by a multidisciplinary team, where four individuals with aphasia, and four individuals without aphasia, participated. The data analysis showed that eye-tracking combined with the TROG-2 provides complementary information of individual insights which would lead to more personalized and assertive rehabilitation programs.