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Right Hemisphere Damage and Theory of Mind Deficit: A Deficit in the Theory?

Tompkins, Connie A. and Scharp, Victoria L. and Fassbinder, Wiltrud and Meigh, Kimberly M. and Armstrong, Elizabeth
Right Hemisphere Damage and Theory of Mind Deficit: A Deficit in the Theory?. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006) / : (2006).

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Abstract

This study assessed whether right-hemisphere-damaged (RHD) adults’ deficits in processing alternative meanings of lexical ambiguities would extend to semantic feature representations of unambiguous lexical items. If so, RHD deficit was expected to affect only activation/deactivation for subordinate features that are incompatible with the most common representations of unambiguous words (e.g., ‘rotten’ for ‘apple’). Contrary to predictions, neither RHD nor control participants evidenced a change in activation over time for this type of subordinate features. Continued research on RHD adults’ communicative strengths and weaknesses will have future implications for clinical assessment and management.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2179
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.