Metaphorical vs. literal word meanings: fMRI evidence against a selective role of the right hemisphere.

@article{Lee2006MetaphoricalVL,
  title={Metaphorical vs. literal word meanings: fMRI evidence against a selective role of the right hemisphere.},
  author={Susan Shu-Hsun Lee and Mirella Dapretto},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2006},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={536-44}
}
The neural networks associated with processing metaphorical word meanings were investigated in normal adults using fMRI. Subjects listened to sets of three adjectives and decided whether the last two had a similar meaning. One condition required accessing the literal meaning of the middle word (e.g., hot-cold-chilly), whereas the other condition required… CONTINUE READING