Right hemisphere metaphor processing? Characterizing the lateralization of semantic processes.

@article{Schmidt2007RightHM,
  title={Right hemisphere metaphor processing? Characterizing the lateralization of semantic processes.},
  author={Gwen L Schmidt and Casey J. Debuse and Carol A. Seger},
  journal={Brain and language},
  year={2007},
  volume={100 2},
  pages={127-41}
}
Previous laterality studies have implicated the right hemisphere in the processing of metaphors, however it is not clear if this result is due to metaphoricity per se or another aspect of semantic processing. Three divided visual field experiments varied metaphorical and literal sentence familiarity. We found a right hemisphere advantage for unfamiliar sentences containing distant semantic relationships, and a left hemisphere advantage for familiar sentences containing close semantic… CONTINUE READING
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