A lateralized brain network for visuospatial attention
Nat Neurosci. 2011-09-18; 14(10): 1245-1246
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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.
(1)Natbrainlab, Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences, Institute
of Psychiatry, King’s College London, London, UK.
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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