Instability of hemispheric asymmetry in dyslexic children

B. Kołtuska , Anna Grabowska


The study tested the hypothesis of abnormal brain asymmetry in dyslexic children. Two dyslexic groups classified as "phonetic disorder" and "language disorder" and a control group participated in two experiments. In both experiments was employed a dichotic listening procedure consisting in recalling pairs of words presented simultaneously to two ears. In Experiment I the children were to recognize four words presented at a level of loudness typical for natural speech. In Experiment II only two words were used in each trial but they were presented at a low intensity level. The recognition scores for stimuli presented to the left and right ears were compared. In Experiment I all groups of children showed a typical right ear/left hemisphere superiority, i.e. their recognition scores were higher for the right than for the left ear. Dyslexics, however, performed significantly less well. In Experiment II the control children and those from "phonetic disorder" group again performed better wh
Author B. Kołtuska
B. Kołtuska,,
, Anna Grabowska (Wydział Psychologii)
Anna Grabowska,,
- Wydział Psychologii
Journal seriesActa Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, ISSN 0065-1400, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year1992
Pages23 - 29
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishBrain/*physiopathology, Dyslexia/*physiopathology, Functional Laterality/*physiology, Child, Female, Humans, Male
ASJC Classification2700 General Medicine; 2800 General Neuroscience
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)15
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 1999 = 0.52; WoS Impact Factor: 2006 = 1.207 (2) - 2007=1.166 (5)
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