Neural correlates of metaphor processing: The roles of figurativeness, familiarity and difficulty

@article{Schmidt2009NeuralCO,
  title={Neural correlates of metaphor processing: The roles of figurativeness, familiarity and difficulty},
  author={Gwenda L Schmidt and Carol A. Seger},
  journal={Brain and Cognition},
  year={2009},
  volume={71},
  pages={375-386}
}
There is currently much interest in investigating the neural substrates of metaphor processing. In particular, it has been suggested that the right hemisphere plays a special role in the comprehension of figurative (non-literal) language, and in particular metaphors. However, some studies find no evidence of right hemisphere involvement in metaphor comprehension (e.g. [Lee, S. S., & Dapretto, M. (2006). Metaphorical vs. literal word meanings: fMRI evidence against a selective role of the right… CONTINUE READING
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