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From: Ilia Rasskazov, Natalia Rasskazova
Date: 08 Oct 2007
Time: 01:35:48 -0500
Remote Name: 188.8.131.52
Dear Orlin! Thank you for your comment! We completely agree with you that stuttering is the combination of a number of unknowns. We hope that our observations concerning the absence of stuttering in situations of “isolation” with the vast majority of those suffering with this problem will be of help to other researchers. The question concerning the interest of the basal ganglion which make up the medial pre-motor system (including the nucleus basalis, Caudate nucleus (tail), Putamen, Thalamus, Subthalamic nucleus, Substantia nigra, Globus pallidus, SMA, and others) has been looked at in depth in Professor Per Alm’s doctoral dissertation On the Casual Mechanisms of Stuttering (2005). The articles you mentioned concerning higher levels of anxiety among those who stutter sound very interesting. If you could send us links to these articles at firstname.lastname@example.org we would be very grateful.