Speech and handedness: investigating brain asymmetry

Hodgson, Jessica (2015) Speech and handedness: investigating brain asymmetry. In: Invited talk to Department of Experimental Psychology University of Oxford, 9th June 2015, University of Oxford.

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My research explores the relationship between hemispheric speech lateralisation and handedness. Neuropsychologists have known for many years that these two functions are represented in a unique way in the human brain, and that being left or right handed is linked to the way the brain is organised to support speech and language. Using a relatively new methodology in cognitive neuroscience; functional Transcranial Doppler (fTCD) ultrasound, I have investigated the associations between these two functions. In this talk I will present the findings from a series of studies which look at the links between speech lateralisation and handedness in different populations, including a developmental group and a group with a neuro-developmental disorder; Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD). I will also present data from a new paradigm involving functional Transcranial Doppler imaging which aimed to quantify the hemispheric involvement in different motor control/handedness tasks.

Keywords:Speech, motor control, Developmental Coordination Disorder, developmental psychology, Cerebral lateralisation, functional transcranial doppler
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C850 Cognitive Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C830 Experimental Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C820 Developmental Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C860 Neuropsychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:17851
Deposited On:11 Jul 2015 13:18

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