Special talents in geschwind's and galaburda's theory of cerebral lateralization: An examination in a female population

Patrick Mcnamara, Kathleen A. Flannery, Loraine K. Obler, Steven Schachtbr

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Abstract

Geschwind and Galaburda (1985) proposed that delayed growth of posterior left hemisphere sites in male dyslexics are associated with markers of anomalous dominance (AD) and special cognitive talents. We found that talent in a female population was related to the strength of nonright-handedness, and was elevated in right-handed individuals with histories of familial left-handedness. Subjects reporting a history of dyslexia tended to be musically talented. While immune disorders were not related to talent for the whole population, they did co-occur with talents in a group of 10 individuals reporting 7 or more AD markers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-176
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Neuroscience
Volume78
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anomalous dominance
  • Cerebral dominance
  • Edinburgh Handedness Inventory
  • Handedness
  • Learning disabilities
  • Talent

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