Cognitive Ability and Hemispheric Indecision - Two Surpluses and a Deficit
AbstractThis paper re-examines a finding by Crow et al. (1998) showing that equal skill of right and left hands – hemispheric indecision - is associated with deficits in cognitive ability. This is consistent with the idea that failure to develop dominance of one hemisphere is associated with various pathologies such as learning difficulties. Using the same data, the British National Child Development Study, we find strong evidence of both surpluses and a deficit associated with this indecision. So no general association between indecision and cognitive ability can be drawn from this data.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by School Of Economics, University College Dublin in its series Working Papers with number 200612.
Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: 17 Nov 2006
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laterality; intelligence; ambidexterity; handedness; cerebral dominance;
Other versions of this item:
- Kevin Denny, 2006. "Cognitive ability and hemispheric indecision: two surpluses and a deficit," Working Papers 200611, Geary Institute, University College Dublin.
- NEP-ALL-2008-08-21 (All new papers)
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- Kevin Denny & Vincent O'Sullivan, 2004.
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- Kevin Denny, 2008. "Cognitive ability and continuous measures of relative hand-skill. a note," Working Papers 200805, Geary Institute, University College Dublin.
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