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October 2021

Does reversed laterality really exist in dextrals? A case study

Author(s): Litvan, I., Vendrell, P.

Journal/Book: Neuropsychologia. 1986; 24: 241-54.

Abstract: We report a case of a right-handed patient who, after a massive left-hemisphere infarction, had neuropsychological disturbances compatible with a right-hemisphere lesion. This has been previously called 'reversed laterality'. Two new aspects of this pattern are described: the right hemisphere is as capable as the left in processing complex syntactic and higher psycholinguistic stimuli; reversed laterality is not complete, ideomotor praxis is the only function that does not follow an inverted representation. The existence of different forms of cerebral organization in dextrals is discussed.

Keyword(s): Cerebral Infarction|PP. Dominance, Cerebral|

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