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Hemispheric division of function is the result of independent probabilistic biases.

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Verbal and visuospatial abilities are typically subserved by different cerebral hemispheres: the left hemisphere for the former and the right hemisphere for the latter. However little is known of the origin of this division of function. Causal theories propose that functional asymmetry is an obligatory pattern of organisation, while statistical theories maintain this is a reflection of independent, probalistic biases. The current study investigated lateralisation for language production and s...

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University of Oxford
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Neuropsychologia Journal website
Volume:
47
Issue:
8-9
Pages:
1938-1943
Publication date:
2009-07-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-3514
ISSN:
0028-3932
URN:
uuid:008c247e-0261-4c03-bbfb-cd5637167f58
Source identifiers:
22848
Local pid:
pubs:22848

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