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laterality

 [lat″er-al´ĭ-te]
a tendency to use preferentially in voluntary motor acts the parts along one side of the body, such as the ear, eye, hand, or leg; see also dextrality, sinistrality, and handedness.
crossed laterality the preferential use of contralateral members of the different pairs of organs in voluntary motor acts, e.g., right eye and left hand.
dominant laterality the preferential use of ipsilateral members of the different pairs of organs in voluntary motor acts, e.g., right (dextrality) or left (sinistrality) ear, eye, hand, and leg.

lat·er·al·i·ty

(lat'ĕr-al'i-tē),
Referring to a side of the body or of a structure; specifically, the dominance of one side of the brain or the body.

laterality

(lăt′ə-răl′ĭ-tē)
n.
Preference in using one side of the body over the other.

lat·er·al·i·ty

(lat'ĕr-al'i-tē)
Referring to a side of the body or of a structure; specifically, the dominance of one side of the brain or the body.

laterality

1. Pertaining to one side.
2. A tendency to use or occur in one side rather than the other.
3. Dominance of one hemisphere of the brain over the other.

lat·er·al·i·ty

(lat'ĕr-al'i-tē)
Referring to a side of body or structure; specifically, dominance of one side of brain or body.

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Among the aforementioned cortical regions, the asymmetry indices of the entorhinal cortex, banks of the superior temporal sulcus, and pars triangularis demonstrated the sharpest decline in converters yet gentle variations in nonconverters, which agreed with our previous finding that hemispheric asymmetry was better preserved in these regions in healthy elderly and in the early stage of MCI converters but lost in AD patients [18].
In conclusion, hemispheric asymmetry analysis identified the entorhinal cortex as a significant morphological biomarker to differentiate MCI converters from nonconverters.
Subtle hemispheric asymmetry of motor cortical inhibitory tone.
Hemispheric asymmetry of surround inhibition in the human motor system.
von Cramon, "Hemispheric asymmetry for spectral and temporal processing in the human antero-lateral auditory belt cortex," European Journal of Neuroscience, vol.
Kraus, "Aging affects hemispheric asymmetry in the neural representation of speech sounds," The Journal of Neuroscience, vol.
In general, while the CAs showed the hemispheric asymmetry in favour of the right, the subiculum showed the left lateralization.
In conclusion, our findings indicated sex (in the subiculum) and hemispheric asymmetry (in the CA subfields and the subiculum) as well as no paw asymmetry in neuronal numbers in dog hippocampus.
The last major hypothesis was that the presence of an audience would increase hemispheric asymmetry in the beta range, such that the difference between the alone and audience conditions will be greater in the LH.
This bilateralization of activation agreed with the hemispheric asymmetry reduction in older (HAROLD) model, and it has been attributed to reduced capacities in elderly individuals to retain information in WM during the task execution, leading to a switch from proactive (seen in young adults) to reactive control strategies [28].
Harrington, "Hemispheric asymmetry of movement," Current Opinion in Neurobiology, vol.

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