Object naming in aphasics-the lack of effect of context or realism

F. M. Hatfield, D. Howard, J. Barber, C. Jones, J. Morton*

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Three experiments are reported using confrontation naming with aphasic patients. In the first experiment we looked at the effects of the plausibility of the context in object naming; in the second experiment we compared a plausible context with pictures of objects in isolation; in the last experiment we compared the naming of line drawings with that of real objects. In none of these cases were we able to find any effects of the experimental treatments. Such results bear on reasons given for the use of realism in therapy and have relevance for the appropriate form of the model of the underlying processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)717-727
Number of pages11
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes


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