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Schizophrenia as failure of left hemisphere dominance for the phonological component of language

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Background: T. J. Crow suggested that the genetic variance associated with the evolution in Homo sapiens of hemispheric dominance for language carries with it the hazard of the symptoms of schizophrenia. Individuals lacking the typical left hemisphere advantage for language, in particular for phonological components, would be at increased risk of the typical symptoms such as auditory hallucinations and delusions. Methodology/Principal Findings: Twelve schizophrenic patients treated w...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0004507

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Institution:
"University of Padova, Italy", "CNR Institute of Neuroscience, Padova, Italy"
Department:
Department of General Psychology
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Institution:
University of Padova, Italy
Department:
Department of General Psychology
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Institution:
"Center for Psychiatry, Reichenau", "University of Konstanz, Germany"
Department:
Department of Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
SANE POWIC
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Psychiatry
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Institution:
Center for Eating Disorders, ULSS, Rovigo, Italy
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS ONE Journal website
Volume:
4
Issue:
2
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Article: e4507
Publication date:
2009-02-05
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EISSN:
1932-6203
URN:
uuid:3b938e9f-a354-48e2-9641-0bcf9afb297d
Local pid:
ora:4496

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