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.
The news of hemispheric specialization did not stay confined to the lab, but spread quickly throughout the culture.
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]).
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.
The switch to bipedalism and new habitat necessitated the banding of hominids into cooperative groups and increased selective pressure on learning and imitation, leading to changes in the hormonal balance of the sympathoadrenal system, increased period of post-natal development, and growing hemispheric specialization.
But this probably has more to do with hemispheric specialization and control of the contralateral hand than with divided consciousness.
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.
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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