Sabrina R Liu

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This study investigated cerebral asymmetries in sensitivity to sentence-level semantic anomaly. To separate the effects of anomalous message processing from those attributable to low sentence constraint, low-constraint sentence-fragment primes were followed by target words presented to the left or right visual fields. When completed by the target word, the(More)
Identifying the information processing constraints that determine whether or not imagery moderates visual field asymmetries is essential for constructing a dynamic model of hemispheric interaction during language processing. In this investigation, we manipulated the global experimental context in which imageable and nonimageable words were presented by(More)
In this article we examine whether the distribution of function across the right and left cerebral hemispheres for lexical processing is influenced by the global context within which words are presented. A review of previously published studies indicates that the ubiquitous right visual field (RVF)/left hemisphere advantage for word recognition may be(More)
The present experiment employed a grammatical priming task to explore the possible contributions of the left and right cerebral hemispheres to the processing of grammatical agreement. Stimuli were three-word noun phrases, with the prime centered above the fixation point and the target presented laterally to one visual field after a 600-ms stimulus onset(More)
Previous research has indicated that the right hemisphere (RH) exhibits priming for nonassociated category members, but that the left hemisphere (LH) does not (Chiarello et al., 1990; Chiarello & Richards, 1992). Subsequent research has shown that time course is an important factor, but what other variables might influence the priming of nonassociated(More)
Erikson's (1950) model of adult psychosocial development outlines the significance of successful involvement within one's relationships, work, and community for healthy aging. He theorized that the consequences of not meeting developmental challenges included stagnation and emotional despair. Drawing on this model, the present study uses prospective(More)
The authors examined links between intimate partner aggression and empathic accuracy-how accurately partners can read one another's emotions-during highly affective moments from couples' (N = 109) video recall of laboratory-based discussions of upsetting events. Less empathic accuracy between partners was generally related to higher levels of aggression by(More)
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