The lateralization of language comprehension using event-related potentials

Charles A. Nelson, Paul F Collins, Fernando Torres

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Event-Related Potentials were recorded over occipital and parietal scalp from left- and right-handed adults presented with a language and a non-language visual stimulus using a divided field, "oddball" paradigm. The major finding of interest was that the P300 component was larger over the left than the right hemisphere of the right-handers when the language stimulus was presented to the left hemisphere; there were no hemispheric differences for the left-handers, regardless of field of presentation. These results are discussed in the context of developing noninvasive measures to lateralize language function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)92-112
Number of pages21
JournalBrain and Cognition
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 1990

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