Cognitive ability and hemispheric indecision : two surpluses and a deficit

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Title: Cognitive ability and hemispheric indecision : two surpluses and a deficit
Authors: Denny, Kevin
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Date: Nov-2006
Online since: 2008-04-18T16:16:32Z
Abstract: This 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.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: UCD Geary Institute
University College Dublin; School of Economics
Series/Report no.: UCD Geary Institute discussion paper series; WP2006/11; UCD Centre for Economic Research working paper series 2006; WP06/12
Copyright (published version): Copyright Geary Institute
Keywords: Cerebral dominanceIntelligenceAmbidexterityHandedness
Subject LCSH: Laterality
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Working Papers
Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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