Choosing sides: On the variability of language lateralization in normal subjects

Christine Chiarello, Nina Dronkers, Curtis Hardyck

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Abstract

We report test-retest reliabilities and individual asymmetries for a lateralized lexical decision task. Although acceptable reliability was found for word recognition, most subjects did not show statistically significant asymmetries, despite a robust right visual field group advantage. Inter-subject variability was unrelated to sex, handedness, or familial sinistrality. We offer some suggestions as to why these differences are to be expected in the study of normal populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-373
Number of pages11
JournalNeuropsychologia
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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