Sources of performance on theory of mind tasks in right hemisphere-damaged patients.

@article{Surian2001SourcesOP,
  title={Sources of performance on theory of mind tasks in right hemisphere-damaged patients.},
  author={Luca Surian and Michael Siegal},
  journal={Brain and language},
  year={2001},
  volume={78 2},
  pages={224-32}
}
Patients with right hemisphere (RHD) or left hemisphere brain damage (LHD) were tested on Theory of Mind (ToM) tasks presented with visual aids that illustrated the relevant premises. As a measure of pragmatic ability, patients were also asked to judge replies in conversation that violated Gricean maxims. Both RHD and LHD patients performed well on the ToM tasks presented with visual aids, but RHD patients displayed difficulty when the same tasks were presented only verbally. In addition, RHD… CONTINUE READING

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