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Contextual bias and inferencing in adults with right hemisphere brain damage

Blake, Margaret
Contextual bias and inferencing in adults with right hemisphere brain damage. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2007 : 37th : Scottsdale, AZ : May 22-26, 2007) / : (2007).

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Abstract

There is conflicting evidence regarding whether and how well adults with right brain damage (RHD) use contextual cues during comprehension. The current study used a reading time task to assess predictive inference generation in stories with varying contextual bias. Adults with RHD exhibited evidence of inferencing for high-predictability but not low-predictability stories. For the high-predictability stories they also quickly accepted an outcome that was contradictory to the intended inference. Results are interpreted in light of previous studies of RHD inferencing. One explanation that may reconcile seemingly contradictory findings involves the level activation of inferences.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1851
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2007 : 37th : Scottsdale, AZ : May 22-26, 2007)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.