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Differences and Interactions Between Cerebral Hemispheres When Processing Ambiguous Words

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Differences and Interactions Between Cerebral Hemispheres When Processing Ambiguous Words
It is well known that the brain (especially the cortex) is structurally separable into two hemispheres. Many neuropsychological studies show that the process of ambiguity resolution requires the intact functioning of both cerebral hemispheres. Moreover, these studies suggest that while the Left Hemisphere (LH) quickly selects one alternative, the Right Hemisphere (RH) maintains alternate meanings. However, these hemispheres are connected through the corpus callosum and presumably the exchange of information is useful. In addition, many works show that the Left Hemisphere (LH) is more influenced by the phonological aspect of written words whereas lexical processing in the Right Hemisphere (RH) is more sensitive to visual form. This distinction suggests that the interconnections between the hemispheres may be used to strengthen or correct incorrect interpretations by one hemisphere. We test this hypothesis by (I) postulating that in the Left Hemisphere (LH) orthography, phonology and se...
Orna Peleg, Zohar Eviatar, Hananel Hazan, Larry M.
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where WAPCV
Authors Orna Peleg, Zohar Eviatar, Hananel Hazan, Larry M. Manevitz
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