The use of contextual information related to general world knowledge by right brain-damaged individuals in pronoun resolution.

@article{Leonard1997TheUO,
  title={The use of contextual information related to general world knowledge by right brain-damaged individuals in pronoun resolution.},
  author={Carol L. Leonard and Gloria Waters and David Caplan},
  journal={Brain and language},
  year={1997},
  volume={57 3},
  pages={343-59}
}
This study investigated the ability of right brain-damaged individuals (RBD) to use contextual information to resolve ambiguous pronouns. Subjects were presented with sentence pairs and required to resolve the ambiguous pronoun in the second sentence. Contrary to the prevailing view that RBD patients have difficulty using contextual information to integrate language, the RBD group demonstrated a normal pattern of response, demonstrating a sensitivity to the pragmatic information contained in… CONTINUE READING