Hemispheric differences in processing the literal interpretation of idioms: Converging evidence from behavioral and fMRI studies

@article{Mashal2008HemisphericDI,
  title={Hemispheric differences in processing the literal interpretation of idioms: Converging evidence from behavioral and fMRI studies},
  author={Nira Mashal and Miriam Faust and Talma Hendler and Mark Jung-Beeman},
  journal={Cortex},
  year={2008},
  volume={44},
  pages={848-860}
}
The present study examined the role of the left (LH) and right (RH) cerebral hemispheres in processing alternative meanings of idiomatic sentences. We conducted two experiments using ambiguous idioms with plausible literal interpretations as stimuli. In the first experiment we tested hemispheric differences in accessing either the literal or the idiomatic meaning of idioms for targets presented to either the left or the right visual field. In the second experiment, we used functional magnetic… CONTINUE READING
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