Appreciation of metaphoric alternative word meanings by left and right brain-damaged patients.

@article{Brownell1990AppreciationOM,
  title={Appreciation of metaphoric alternative word meanings by left and right brain-damaged patients.},
  author={H H Brownell and Trefford L. Simpson and A M Bihrle and Helen Potter and Howard Gardner},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={1990},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={375-83}
}
Appreciation of metaphoric and nonmetaphoric alternative word meanings was assessed in 19 aphasic, left (LHD) and 15 non-aphasic, right (RHD) hemisphere brain-damaged stroke patients. With the one exception in the aphasic group, all patients were male. In an unspeeded sorting task, subjects responded on the basis of less frequent, alternative meanings of polysemous target words. Targets were either polysemous adjectives (e.g. "warm") having metaphoric alternative meanings (loving) or polysemous… CONTINUE READING

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