KISSING SLOWS LICKING: AN INVESTIGATION OF BODY PART OVERLAP IN VERB PRIMING

Faroqi-Shah, Yasmeen and Gassert, Juliette and Wood, Esther (2009) KISSING SLOWS LICKING: AN INVESTIGATION OF BODY PART OVERLAP IN VERB PRIMING. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

There is growing evidence that speakers mentally simulate the action portrayed by a verb and action simulation is an inherent part of language comprehension. This study examined if processing action words facilitates processing of other somatotopically (bodypart) related action words and if there are differences between normal and verb-impaired aphasic participants. Visual lexical priming of arm/hand and face/mouth verbs revealed that somatotopic relatedness interfered with processing of the ensuing verb in both groups and this interference effect was larger for aphasic participants. This suggests that semantic feature activation is robust and maybe an unlikely source of verb deficits in aphasia.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Gabler Vanessa
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2010
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:53
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1985

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