Using context after right brain damage: Character bias versus factual cues

Blake, Margaret (2008) Using context after right brain damage: Character bias versus factual cues. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

The ability to use contextual cues may be impaired after damage to the right hemisphere (RHD). This study examines the effect of different types of cues: factual contextual cues versus contextual cues that create positive or negative character biases (i.e., likeable versus unlikable characters). Data from 14 healthy older adults indicated that they preferred negative outcomes for negative characters despite facts supporting positive outcomes. Preliminary data from three adults with RHD indicate that they used factual cues when character biasing cues were absent. Testing is continuing with this group to obtain enough data to evaluate whether character-biasing contextual cues affect comprehension.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Additional Information: USED WITH PERMISSION.
Depositing User: Tiffany Brand
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2010
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:53
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1909

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