Document Detail


Some neurological observations on Leonardo da Vinci's handwriting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  390099     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The present study concerns neuropsychological aspects of the handwriting of Leonardo da Vinci. The evidence for Leonardo's left handedness is considered, and a critical appraisal of his mirror writing and its underlying mechanism is presented. The relationship between Leonardo's sinistrality, mirror writing and certain aspects of localisation of cerebral function are discussed. From these considerations and from new evidence obtained from contemporary historical sources, it is proposed that Leonardo's language skills were lateralised to the more unusual right hemisphere.
Authors:
G D Schott
Related Documents :
16480489 - The best of 2005 in echocardiography back from euroecho 9--florence, italy.
9700549 - A historical review of the illustrations of the circle of willis from antiquity to 1664.
15850099 - Frequency dependent hysteresis of silicone and latex mock arteries used in stent testing.
25274859 - Recanalization of infrainguinal chronic total occlusions with the crosser system: resul...
25390959 - Combined central retinal vein and artery occlusion in systemic lupus erythematosus pati...
2168469 - Measurement of leukotriene b4 in arterial blood of asthmatic patients during wheezing a...
8637089 - Bilateral popliteal artery injury from bumper crush injury.
3880859 - Renal artery digital-subtraction angiography. an outpatient investigation for renovascu...
9809629 - Echo contrast-enhanced three-dimensional power doppler of intracranial arteries.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Biography; Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the neurological sciences     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0022-510X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurol. Sci.     Publication Date:  1979 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-02-28     Completed Date:  1980-02-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375403     Medline TA:  J Neurol Sci     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  321-9     Citation Subset:  IM; Q    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Art / history*
Dominance, Cerebral
Famous Persons*
Functional Laterality*
Handwriting*
History, 15th Century
History, 16th Century
Humans
Italy
Male
Personal Name Subject
Personal Name Subject:
L da Vinci

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease treated with amantadine.
Next Document:  Familial Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.