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Nat Neurosci. 2011 Sep 18;14(10):1245-6. doi: 10.1038/nn.2905.

A lateralized brain network for visuospatial attention.

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Natbrainlab, Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK. michel.thiebaut@gmail.com

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  • Nat Neurosci. 2011 Dec;14(12):1617.

Abstract

Right hemisphere dominance for visuospatial attention is characteristic of most humans, but its anatomical basis remains unknown. We report the first evidence in humans for a larger parieto-frontal network in the right than left hemisphere, and a significant correlation between the degree of anatomical lateralization and asymmetry of performance on visuospatial tasks. Our results suggest that hemispheric specialization is associated with an unbalanced speed of visuospatial processing.

PMID:
21926985
DOI:
10.1038/nn.2905
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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