A lateralized brain network for visuospatial attention

Michel Thiebaut de Schotten, Flavio Dell'Acqua, Stephanie J Forkel, Andrew Simmons, Francesco Vergani, Declan G M Murphy, Marco Catani
Nat Neurosci. 2011-09-18; 14(10): 1245-1246
DOI: 10.1038/nn.2905

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1. Nat Neurosci. 2011 Sep 18;14(10):1245-6. doi: 10.1038/nn.2905.

A lateralized brain network for visuospatial attention.

Thiebaut de Schotten M(1), Dell’Acqua F, Forkel SJ, Simmons A, Vergani F, Murphy
DG, Catani M.

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(1)Natbrainlab, Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences, Institute
of Psychiatry, King’s College London, London, UK.

Erratum in
Nat Neurosci. 2011 Dec;14(12):1617.

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

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DOI: 10.1038/nn.2905
PMID: 21926985 [Indexed for MEDLINE]

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