Literacy: a cultural influence on functional left-right differences in the inferior parietal cortex

A study showing that the brains of illiterates are consistently more right-lateralized than with literates and that, therefore, literacy influences the functional hemispheric balance in reading and verbal working memory-related regions of the brain. The brains of literates have greater white matter densities suggesting that literacy has an influence on large-scale brain connectivity.
Author(s): Petersson, K.M., Silva, C., Castro-Caldas, A., Ingvar, M. and Reis, A.

References

Petersson, K.M., Silva, C., Castro-Caldas, A., Ingvar, M. and Reis, A. 2007. Literacy: a cultural influence on functional left-right differences in the inferior parietal cortex. European Journal of Neuroscience, 2007, pp. 1-9


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