Understanding metaphors: Is the right hemisphere uniquely involved?

  title={Understanding metaphors: Is the right hemisphere uniquely involved?},
  author={Natalie A. Kacinik and Christine Chiarello},
  journal={Brain and language},
  volume={100 2},
Two divided visual field priming experiments examined cerebral asymmetries for understanding metaphors varying in sentence constraint. Experiment 1 investigated ambiguous words (e.g., SWEET and BRIGHT) with literal and metaphoric meanings in ambiguous and unambiguous sentence contexts, while Experiment 2 involved standard metaphors (e.g., The drink you gave me was a meteor) with sententially consistent and inconsistent targets (i.e., POTENT vs COMET). Similar literal and metaphor priming… CONTINUE READING

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