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A lateralized brain network for visuospatial attention

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1245-1246
Number of pages2
JournalNature Neuroscience
Issue number10
Early online date18 Sep 2011
E-pub ahead of print18 Sep 2011
PublishedOct 2011

King's Authors


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.

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