Right hemisphere sensitivity to word & sentence level context: Evidence From Event-Related Brain Potentials. Coulson, S. Federmeier, K.D., Van Petten, C., and Kutas, M. (2005) JEP: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. Gist . Question : Is right hemisphere message blind? Measurement : ERP
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Coulson, S. Federmeier, K.D., Van Petten, C., and Kutas, M. (2005)
JEP: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.
has the ability to integrate syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic information to construct a message-level representation of meaning.
its language competence extends only to word-level priming mechanisms
so…RH seems to be blind to these message level information..
Primes are centrally presented, and
targets are lateralized to either visual field (split visual field display).
The cloze probability were matched between the two types of congruous sentences (associated & unassociated) and also between the two types of incongruous sentences. This was done to ensure that the message level constraints are similar in the associated and unassociated conditions.
the message-blind RH model is not supported