Personally familiar proper names are relatively successfully processed in the human right hemisphere; or, the missing link

Diana Van Lancker, Clark Ohnesorge

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Abstract

Responding to our abstract in Brain and Language (Ohnesorge & Van Lancker, 1999), which proposed that famous proper nouns are successfully processed in both cerebral hemispheres, Schweinberger, Landgrebe, Mohr, and Kaufmann (2001) claimed that the "link" between personal names and the right hemisphere is "illusory." Ohnesorge and Van Lancker (2001) further described six experimental studies in which LVF/RH recognition of famous proper nouns was influenced by task conditions and stimulus familiarity. Here presenting two more experiments performed to explore the refutation presented by Schweinberger et al., this article confirms an ability of the right hemisphere to recognize famous proper nouns and explains why appropriate stimulus development and task conditions are essential in furthering our understanding of the role of the right hemisphere in processing personal relevance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-129
Number of pages9
JournalBrain and Language
Volume80
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

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Keywords

  • Hemispheric specialization
  • Lexical processing
  • Personal relevance
  • Proper nouns
  • Split visual fields

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  • Language and Linguistics
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Personally familiar proper names are relatively successfully processed in the human right hemisphere; or, the missing link. / Van Lancker, Diana; Ohnesorge, Clark.

In: Brain and Language, Vol. 80, No. 2, 2002, p. 121-129.

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