Different organization of concepts and meaning systems in the two cerebral hemispheres

Zaidel, Dahlia (2000) Different organization of concepts and meaning systems in the two cerebral hemispheres. [Journal (Paginated)]


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The left and right hemispheres are asymmetrical with respect to specific cognitive abilities as well as organization of concepts and meaning systems. Several hemi-field experiments using the notion of typicality in different cognitive domains are described in this paper, as well as experiments which tap the notion of hemispheric-specific schemata. The results suggest that the 2 cerebral hemispheres can process the same external information but in ways which suggest asymmetry in concept and meaning organization.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:typicality, prototypical, prototypicality, typical, brain, hemispheric specialization, left hemisphere, right hemisphere, priming, prime, schema, schemas, schemata, face, prosopagnosia, laterality, visual, vision, objects, hemi-field paradigm, normal subjects, evolution, cerebral, brain functions, reaction time, latency, split-brain, commissurotomy, meaning, exemplar, instances, categories, superordinate categories, categorization, art, artists, art and brain, creativity, novelty, brain and creativity.
Subjects:Neuroscience > Behavioral Neuroscience
Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Neuroscience > Neuropsychology
ID Code:1713
Deposited By: Zaidel, Dahlia W.
Deposited On:23 Jul 2001
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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