Variations in patterns of lateral asymmetry among dextrals. Journal Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Evidence supporting individual variations in patterns of hemispheric involvement in the recognition of visuo-spatial and verbal stimuli among dextrals is reported. In Experiment 1, subjects' asymmetry scores on a task that was nonlateralized for the group as a whole were significantly correlated with their asymmetry scores on right-hemisphere-specialized tasks, including face recognition. In Experiment 2, subjects' asymmetry scores on a task that was nonlateralized for the group as a whole were significantly correlated with their asymmetry scores on a left-hemisphere-specialized word recognition task. These results suggest that individual dextrals' asymmetry scores on lateralized tasks are a joint function of a subject's underlying hemispheric specialization for that task and stable individual variations in asymmetric hemispheric reliance.

publication date

  • July 1, 1984

Full Author List

  • Levine SC; Banich MT; Koch-Weser M

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Additional Document Info

start page

  • 317

end page

  • 334

volume

  • 3

issue

  • 3