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Right-hemisphere function in hydrocephalic children

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Journal
Neuropsychologia
0028-3932
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
23
Issue
2
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DOI: 10.1016/0028-3932(85)90114-9

Abstract

Abstract Right-hemisphere function was assessed in 28 hydrocephalic children by a colour-naming divided visual field task and a matching-to-sample manipulo-spatial task. A complementary word-naming divided visual field task was also administered. Comparisons with non-handicapped children revealed a visual processing deficit only. An interpretation of perceptual asymmetries in terms of differential hemispheric sensitivity and regional cortical thinning is advanced.

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