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superior development of one side of the body

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Buchsbaum, "Hemispheric asymmetry for selective attention," Cognitive Brain Research, vol.
Thus, a behavioral manifestation of the hemispheric asymmetry of these two processes might be revealed.
The findings from this study support our hypothesis that hemispheric asymmetry of the auditory cortex is associated with asymmetry in the content of cortical metabolites and that this asymmetry in the content of cortical metabolites is affected by age.
When we compared performance on our behavioral measures of attention between those participants reporting attentional problems versus those not reporting such problems, we found an interesting hemispheric asymmetry. Participants reporting attention problems performed significantly worse in the LVF than participants not reporting attention problems, suggesting an RH attention deficit (Figure 4).
A study with dogs reported hemispheric asymmetry of electrical activity in the hippocampus (10).
Hemispheric asymmetry for global and local processing: Language is less important than one might think.
The hypotheses were partially supported, in that the time pressure condition produced significantly RH shifted, log-transformed EEG alpha power and hemispheric asymmetry scores (right alpha power--left alpha power), consistent with negative affect.
Spinelli and Mecacci (1990) provided information linking hemispheric asymmetry and pattern reversal visual-evoked potentials.
A number of electrophysiological and functional-imaging studies of the brains of healthy, normal perceivers have provided converging evidence for this hemispheric asymmetry in the strength of response to global and local information.
Co-author Michael O'Boyle of Melbourne University said: "This may be the by-product of a brain organised differently to the usual left/right hemispheric asymmetry."
Still, the idea that dyslexia had an anatomical basis in anomalous hemispheric asymmetry spread quickly, and is still one of the best known behavior-anatomy correlations in the human.
This supports Annett's (1985) speculation that the rs+ gene operates to the cost of right hemisphere function, and is also consistent with anatomical evidence that hemispheric asymmetry is achieved by a pruning of cells in the right hemisphere during growth (Galaburda et al., 1987).
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