Hemispheric asymmetry and pun comprehension: When cowboys have sore calves

  title={Hemispheric asymmetry and pun comprehension: When cowboys have sore calves},
  author={Seana Coulson and Els Severens},
  journal={Brain and Language},
Event-related potentials (ERPs) were recorded as healthy participants listened to puns such as "During branding, cowboys have sore calves." To assess hemispheric differences in pun comprehension, visually presented probes that were either highly related (COW), moderately related (LEG), or unrelated, were presented in either the left or right visual half field (LVF/RVF). The sensitivity of each hemisphere to the different meanings evoked by the pun was assessed by ERP relatedness effects with… CONTINUE READING


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