Sensitivity to conversational deviance in right-hemisphere-damaged patients.

  title={Sensitivity to conversational deviance in right-hemisphere-damaged patients.},
  author={A Reh{\'a}k and Jordan Kaplan and Howard Gardner},
  journal={Brain and language},
  volume={42 2},
To participate meaningfully in conversation, speakers must be sensitive to statements which advance and those which block the direction of a discourse. The effect of right-hemisphere damage (RHD) on sensitivity to conversational advancers and blockers was investigated by asking subjects to interpret normal conversations and conversations which were blocked by violations of Gricean maxims: specifically, tangential and redundant statements. Results indicate that RHD patients function normally in… CONTINUE READING


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