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Handedness in relation to direction and degree of cerebral dominance for language.
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PMID:  844306     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In so far as ear asymmetries on dichotic listening reflect cerebral dominance for language, the present evidence indicates a progressively decreasing incidence of left hemisphere dominance in right handed, mixed handed and left handed individuals. In the absence of a family history of sinistrality there are no indications that the degree of dominance is reduced in left handers or mixed handers when compared to right handers, nor that right hemisphere dominance is less securely established than left hemisphere dominance. Among strong left handers with a family history of sinistrality, however, ear difference scores are significantly smaller, indicating reduced lateralization or bilateral representation of language in such individudals. This applies equally in left dominant and right dominant left handers.
W A Lishman; E R McMeekan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0010-9452     ISO Abbreviation:  Cortex     Publication Date:  1977 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-05-12     Completed Date:  1977-05-12     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0100725     Medline TA:  Cortex     Country:  ITALY    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  30-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Auditory Perception / physiology
Dominance, Cerebral / physiology*
Functional Laterality / physiology*
Middle Aged
Motor Skills / physiology

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