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April 10, 2008 - Beeman approach – coarse coding versus fine coding in left versus right hemi The way that the 2 hemis code information is in terms of this coarse versus fine coding - He says that in right hemi, you get activation for lingustic representations that aren’t very strong and diffused – coarse coding - In left, you get activation for linguistic representations that are strong and focused This is fine coding - He argues that this fundamental dif between hemispheres leads to different ways they independently participate in language processing Both are always processing but differently so youg et dif results - What is neat is that you get complimentary info in some ways If you think of the demands of language, they are such that simultaneously, we want to be broadly tuend because on one hadn you want to be sensitive to nuance and to appreciate metaphor and generate inferences based on weakly related things o One fundamental need Another fundamental need that is antagonistic is that we need to select things – we have to have an idea that we transmit and speak to people and we have to be able to select one thing in our mind and go with it - So there are 2 needs that are antagonistic to each other - In some ways, this system is really optimal – you have 2 different processing modules that each one is doing a different kind of job so that together you get full range of what you need
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course PSYC 403 taught by Professor ? during the Spring '08 term at McGill.

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