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W-11. Right hemisphere priming for subordinate meanings of homographs

Collins-Abernethy, M. (1996) W-11. Right hemisphere priming for subordinate meanings of homographs. Brain and Cognition, 32 (2). pp. 106-193.

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The representation of subordinate meanings of ambiguous words in each cerebral hemisphere was investigated in two priming experiments where primes and targets were projected to the left or right visual fields. Homographs and their subordinate meanings (e.g., BALL-DANCE) were employed as related pairs in a lexical decision task. Pairs were separated by a stimulus onset asynchrony (SOA) of 250 msec in the first experiment and 350 msec in the second. Priming was present only at SOA 350 msec, when primes were projected to the LVF. The findings are consistent with the suggestion that the right hemisphere plays a role in disambiguating text (Burgess & Simpson, 1988).

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Academic Press Inc.
Notes: Brief paper
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