Cerebral Dominance and Language

I. The two cerebral hemispheres differ anatomically, chemically, and functionally. In 90 percent of the population, the left hemisphere is superior at producing language and in performing other tasks that require rapid changes over time.

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Consciousness and Behavior CHAPTER THIRTEEN

Consciousness and Behavior CHAPTER THIRTEEN

II. The development of language functions occurs in a critical period that closes at puberty.

III. After damage to the dominant hemisphere, some language function can be acquired by the opposite hemisphere—the younger the patient, the greater the transfer of function.

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