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Comprehension and Egocentrism with Right Hemisphere Damage

Fahey, Carmen and Blake, Margaret
Comprehension and Egocentrism with Right Hemisphere Damage. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010) / : (2010).

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Abstract

Egocentrism is commonly reported after right brain damage (RHD), and can be apparent in discourse production. The purpose of this study was to examine whether discourse comprehension in adults with RHD may be similarly affected by egocentrism. The hypothesis was adults with RHD will interpret stories in light of personal preferences at the expense of contextual cues. Data from seven adults without brain damage and nine RHD participants indicated that negative, but not positive, character biases influenced comprehension for both groups. No significant group differences were obtained. Results are interpreted in light of the mildly-impaired RHD group.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2118
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.