Hemispheric asymmetries in the resolution of lexical ambiguity Jeffrey Coney, Kimberly David Evans. Presented by Chris Evans May 17, 2006. Bottom Line.
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Hemispheric asymmetries in the resolution of lexical ambiguityJeffrey Coney, Kimberly David Evans
May 17, 2006
Q: Taking dominant meanings, context, and delay between prime and target into account, does the brain activate the dominant meaning first and then activate others as needed, or activate ALL meanings initially and then use the appropriate one, losing the others?
To identify as a word or non-word a target letter string presented to either the lvf or rvf, after being “primed” by a sentence ending in the prime homograph
Target could be related to the dominant or subordinate meaning of the prime, or be unrelated, or be a pronounceable non-word letter string
Delay between prime and target varied
Looked good to me…