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Cerebral specializationThe concept of greater performance efficiency for certain mental abilities or processes in one cerebral hemisphere rather than the other is referred to as 'cerebral lateralization'. The experimental paradigm for lateralization research involves the study of patients with one damaged hemisphere, which prevents their performance of a certain task or function; this approach, however, presents many difficulties in extrapolating to brain function in normal patients. Attention is presently given to gender differences in lateralization, cerebral asymmetries in other species, and the evolutionary bases of hemispheric specialization.
Document ID
19920033466
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Morris, Robin D. (Georgia State Univ. Atlanta, GA, United States)
Hopkins, William D. (Georgia State Univ. Atlanta, GA, United States)
Rumbaugh, Duane M. (Georgia State University Atlanta, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1991
Subject Category
AEROSPACE MEDICINE
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NIH-HD-06016
CONTRACT_GRANT: NIH-RR-00165
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG2-438
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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