Q; WHY left hemisphere language?

x011 at Lehigh.EDU x011 at Lehigh.EDU
Mon Feb 20 09:28:26 EST 1995


In article <3i5028$evr at oravannahka.Helsinki.FI>, stenberg at cc.Helsinki.FI (Dag St
enberg) writes:
>x011 at Lehigh.EDU wrote:
>
>} >CYNTHIA J. MONHEIM (cjm6689 at silver.sdsmt.edu) wrote:
>} >} Does anyone have an answer as to WHY language ability initially develops i
n
>} >} the left hemisphere, without exception?
>
>} Nature (February 16, 1994) - gender differences pinpointed in how brain
>} processes words.  Men seem to be left side specialized for language processin
g
>} and women seem to be using both sides of the brain.
>} Ron Blue
>
>If that statement is valid, it would mean that damage to the
>left Broca center does not cause motor aphasia in women.
>Maybe a more cautious and critical conclusion is appropriate.
>
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Interesting enough that was the conclusion of the article also for
women only of course.  Ron Blue



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