Coarse Coding and Discourse Comprehension in Adults with Right Hemisphere Brain Damage

Tompkins, Connie and Sharp, Victoria and Meigh, Kimberly and Fassbinder, Wiltrud (2007) Coarse Coding and Discourse Comprehension in Adults with Right Hemisphere Brain Damage. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

This study assessed whether right-hemisphere-damaged (RHD) adults’ priming of peripheral semantic features of nouns was associated with their discourse comprehension performance. A subset of RHD participants who were particularly poor comprehenders of implied information in discourse were also poor at sustaining activation for peripheral semantic features of nouns, relative to good RHD comprehenders. This result is consistent with a variant of the ‘coarse coding’ hypothesis of discourse comprehension in RHD. Continued research on RHD adults’ communicative strengths and weaknesses will have future implications for clinical assessment and management.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Tiffany Brand
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2010
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:53
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2007 : 37th : Scottsdale, AZ : May 22-26, 2007)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1904

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