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Why homolaterality of language and hand dominance may not be the expression of a specific evolutionary link

Woll, B; Sieratzki, JS; (2003) Why homolaterality of language and hand dominance may not be the expression of a specific evolutionary link. BEHAV BRAIN SCI , 26 (2) 241 -241. 10.1017/S0140525X03570066. Green open access

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Abstract

Although gestures have surface similarities with language, there are significant organisational and neurolinguistic differences that argue against the evolutionary connection proposed by Corballis. Dominance for language and handedness may be related to a basic specialisation of the left cerebral hemisphere for target-directed behaviour and sequential processing, with the right side specialised for holistic-environmental monitoring and spatial processing.

Type: Article
Title: Why homolaterality of language and hand dominance may not be the expression of a specific evolutionary link
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X03570066
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X03570066
Language: English
Keywords: DEAF, PEOPLE
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/124029
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