Thinking outside the Left Box: The Role of the Right Hemisphere in Novel Metaphor Comprehension

Miriam Faust

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Abstract

This chapter was specifi cally inspired by Lewis Carroll ’ s use of semantic violations. It will focus on mainly novel metaphoric language that violates semantic rules
and use this example to better understand how the rule - based linguistic system of
the brain copes with such violations
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of the Neuropsychology of Language
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages425-448
Number of pages24
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9781444330403
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Jul 2012

Keywords

  • "portmanteau" expressions
  • Coarse semantic coding of RH
  • Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass
  • Lewis Carroll's use of semantic violations
  • Metaphor comprehension and RH
  • Novel metaphor comprehension
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
  • thinking outside the left box, and RH

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