hemispheric specialization

hemispheric specialization

(hĕm″ĭ-sfēr′ĭk)
The control of distinct neurological functions by the right and left hemispheres of the brain. In most people, the left hemisphere controls language use, analytical thought, and abstract thinking, while the right manages visual and spatial relations, musical abilities, and other functions.
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Studies that investigate the relationship between postural control and hemispheric specialization present conflicting results.
These early experiments in "hemispheric specialization" revealed that, while these patients retained certain abilities, they also demonstrated remarkable deficiencies when the two hemispheres could no longer communicate.
a right-handed person probably has a left hemispheric mathematical specialization and a left-handed person a right brain hemispheric specialization for music and artistic abilities [Knecht, 2000; Ira & Ehram, 2005]).
If there is a modification of the pattern of hemispheric specialization and/or if there is a specific decline of the right hemisphere in the elderly, we should observe an effect of aging on the abovementioned pattern of hemispheric specialization for selective attention previously found in young adults.
New information on memory and how technology affects the brain results in new educational approaches, and this surveys the latest findings, revises sections on hemispheric specialization processes, and expands resources to link with this new research.
Hierarchical stimuli have also been used to study the functional hemispheric specialization for global and local processing.
Tsur does not base his analysis of individual differences on hemispheric specialization per se.
The brains of children with developmental language impairment also don't appear to develop the normal asymmetry between the hemispheres, which suggests that normal hemispheric specialization of functions including language doesn't occur.
An experiment was conducted to determine the extent to which hemispheric specialization is manifested in the performance of tasks in which listeners are required to attend to one of several simultaneously spoken speech communications.
The other side of the brain II: Some educational aspects of hemispheric specialization. UCLA Educator, 17, 24-32.
This system of transacting constraints and fluctuating degrees of freedom can be seen in the developmental relationship between prenatal sensori-motor experience, hemispheric specialization, and behavioral asymmetries.
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