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cerebral dominance

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Psychology.

The dominance of one hemisphere of the brain in the control of speech, language, and movement control (handedness); usually the left hemisphere, although this does not necessarily correlate...

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cerebral hemisphere

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Either of the two halves of the cerebrum, separated by the longitudinal fissure, having slightly different functions in humans. Also called simply a hemisphere. See also cerebral dominance,...

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dichhaptic technique

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Simultaneous presentation of a different tactile stimulus (such as letter shapes or novel shapes without names) to each of the two hands, shielded from vision, in order to study laterality...

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dichotic

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Of or relating to the simultaneous presentation of a different auditory message to each ear via earphones, a task used to study attention and laterality of functions, based on the fact that...

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divided visual field

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

A generic name for a variety of experimental techniques in which a viewer fixates (1) on a point while visual stimuli are flashed briefly in the left or right visual field, and measures of...

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handedness

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Psychology.

n. the preferential use of one hand, rather than the other, in voluntary actions. Ambidexterity – the ability to use either hand with equal skill – is very rare. Over 95% of...

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