Examining the hemispheric distribution of semantic information using lateralised priming of familiar faces

Matei Vladeanu, Victoria J. Bourne

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    Abstract

    The way in which the semantic information associated with people is organised in the brain is still unclear. Most evidence suggests either bilateral or left hemisphere lateralisation. In this paper we use a lateralised semantic priming paradigm to further examine this neuropsychological organisation. A clear semantic priming effect was found with greater priming occurring when semantically related prime faces were presented to the left visual field than when presented to the right visual field. Possible explanations for this finding are discussed in terms of the bilateral distribution of different classes of semantic information, a possible role of associative processes within semantic priming and interhemispheric transfer.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)420-5
    Number of pages6
    JournalBrain and Cognition
    Volume69
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Keywords

    • Analysis of Variance
    • Cerebrum
    • Face
    • Female
    • Functional Laterality
    • Humans
    • Male
    • Mental Recall
    • Pattern Recognition, Visual
    • Psycholinguistics
    • Reaction Time
    • Recognition (Psychology)
    • Semantics
    • Task Performance and Analysis
    • Young Adult

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