Familiarity differentially affects right hemisphere contributions to processing metaphors and literals

@inproceedings{Lai2015FamiliarityDA,
  title={Familiarity differentially affects right hemisphere contributions to processing metaphors and literals},
  author={Vicky Tzuyin Lai and Wessel O. van Dam and Lisa L. Conant and Jeffrey R. Binder and Rutvik H. Desai},
  booktitle={Front. Hum. Neurosci.},
  year={2015}
}
The role of the two hemispheres in processing metaphoric language is controversial. While some studies have reported a special role of the right hemisphere (RH) in processing metaphors, others indicate no difference in laterality relative to literal language. Some studies have found a role of the RH for novel/unfamiliar metaphors, but not conventional/familiar metaphors. It is not clear, however, whether the role of the RH is specific to metaphor novelty, or whether it reflects processing… CONTINUE READING
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