Project

Lateralization patterns in (a)typical speech dominants

Duration
01 October 2013 → 30 September 2017
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Animal experimental and comparative psychology
    • Applied psychology
    • Human experimental psychology
Keywords
language cognitive psychology laterality neuroscience
 
Project description

The human brain processes cognitive functions asymmetrically but it remains surprisingly unclear how functions co-lateralize, how large the variability in the degree of laterality is, and what consequences atypical lateralization has for interhemispheric communication and task performance. The current project aims to chart the laterality of language (sub)processes (speech production, reading, auditory processing) and non-linguistic functions (visuo-spatial attention, face processing).