Lectr06_prosody_inferences_2-22-12

Joan was walking barefoot in the water not knowing

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Unformatted text preview: - bad at connective inferences (causal bridging inferences) RH semantic processing and inferences: (imbedded in longer story) On Saturday, They went to the beach. Joan was walking barefoot in the water, not knowing there was glass nearby. Suddenly, she grabbed her foot in pain, and called the lifeguard for help… Questions after each story, True or False? Joan cut her foot Joan was at the beach Joan almost drowned RHD patients have difficulty drawing inferences - Patient DB (and others) - poor inference Qs, good at fact Qs Converging evidence How can we examine inference in healthy subs? •  Questions after stories? –  Too easy –  When were infs drawn? –  What processes involved? Inference priming in healthy people Inference: … Joan was walking barefoot in the water, not knowing there was glass nearby. Suddenly, she grabbed her foot in pain, * and called the lifeguard for help… cut –  What brain areas/hemispheres? How fast do people read the word cut while listening to story? •  Priming in visual hemifields Inference priming in healthy people cut cut Inference: … Joan was walking barefoot in the water, not knowing there was glass nearby. Suddenly, she grabbed her foot in pain, * and called the lifeguard for help… cut (vs change) Controlling for word-specific variables - frequency, c...
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2012 for the course COG SCI 210 taught by Professor Jung-beeman/goldrick during the Winter '11 term at Northwestern.

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