Vol. 7 nº 2 - Apr/May/Jun de 2013
Original Article Páginas: 155 a 163

Studies on semantic priming effects in right hemisphere stroke: A systematic review

Authors Juliana de Lima Müller1; Jerusa Fumagalli de Salles2


keywords: priming, semantics, stroke, cerebrum.

The role of the right cerebral hemisphere (RH) associated with semantic priming effects (SPEs) must be better understood, since the consequences of RH damage on SPE are not yet well established.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article was to investigate studies analyzing SPEs in patients affected by stroke in the RH through a systematic review, verifying whether there are deficits in SPEs, and whether performance varies depending on the type of semantic processing evaluated or stimulus in the task.
METHODS: A search was conducted on the LILACS, PUBMED and PSYCINFO databases.
RESULTS: Out of the initial 27 studies identified, 11 remained in the review. Difficulties in SPEs were shown in five studies. Performance does not seem to vary depending on the type of processing, but on the type of stimulus used.
CONCLUSION: This ability should be evaluated in individuals that have suffered a stroke in the RH in order to provide treatments that will contribute to their recovery


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