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

Blake, Margaret
Using context after right brain damage: Character bias versus factual cues. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008) / : (2008).

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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.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1909
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.