Semantic Category Dissociations, Familiarity and Gender

  title={Semantic Category Dissociations, Familiarity and Gender},
  author={Emiliano Albanese and Erminio Capitani and Riccardo Barbarotto and Marcella Laiacona},
We carried out four experiments to assess the extent to which familiarity with certain objects in everyday life is related to gender and can account, at least partially, for the semantic category dissociation observed in a few brain-damaged patients. In the first experiment, 210 normal subjects, half males and half females, were given the names of 60 stimuli from the Snodgrass and Vanderwart's set, 30 belonging to living categories and 30 to non-living categories. The task was to rate their… CONTINUE READING

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