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The present study reports preliminary data from two unselected samples of carefully diagnosed autistic subjects (children and adults) and an assessment procedure that includes a large sample of items, appropriate for lower-functioning autistic subjects, with multiple presentations within and between sessions 1 week apart. The study seeks to determine (1)(More)
Determinants of inter- and intrahemispheric organization following left focal injury were examined with data deriving from four different studies that used three different assessment methods (amobarbital, temporal lobectomy, dichotic listening). With regard to interhemispheric reorganization, the results revealed that the earlier the lesion onset, the(More)
A clinical syndrome of pathological left-handedness (PLH) is proposed to identify the pattern of correlative changes in lateral development associated with early brain injury in some manifest left-handers. This syndrome is believed to be caused by a hemispheric lesion that is predominantly left-sided (or bilateral asymmetric), which onsets before Age 6, and(More)
Handedness within a sample of mentally retarded subjects was assessed using a procedure that includes a large number of items appropriate for lower functioning subjects, with multiple presentations within and between sessions one week apart. Results revealed a dramatic shift from the normal right-handed bias primarily due to the presence of a large(More)
The literature on the relationship between familial sinistrality (FS) and laterality is conflicting. A large scale investigation employing multiple measures of laterality assessment and rigorous methods of handedness and FS determination was conducted with a normal population of left- and right-handers. The results failed to find a relationship between FS(More)
The literature on the relationship between cerebral lateralisation and the combined effects of sex and handedness, reveals many discrepant findings. In an effort to clarify these discrepancies, three different types of interference cerebral lateralization tasks were used in a relatively large sample of normal individuals. Handedness differences were found(More)
To understand why there are so many inconsistencies and contradictory findings among hemispheric-asymmetry studies, data were analyzed from a large study of 300 left-handers. These data included information on familial sinistrality (FS), handwriting posture (HPO), a measure of cognitive performance, and five measures of hemispheric specialization. Using(More)
OBJECTIVE Psychiatric disorders and suicide risk (especially in psoriasis) are frequent and disabling conditions in patients with skin diseases. The aim of this study was to examine the risk of suicide and stressful life events in a sample of patients with skin disease. METHODS A sample of 242 dermatological patients (142 women and 100 men), 112 of which(More)
A pattern of correlative changes in lateralization in individuals with known or suspected brain injury recently has been advanced as the syndrome of pathological left-handedness (PLH). This syndrome, which is believed to be caused by an early left-sided cerebral lesion, may include asymmetric motor and/or trophic changes on the right side of a body part in(More)
We report here a case of a woman with a cutaneous large B-cell lymphoma of the legs. She had a plaque lesion, superficially ulcerated and necrotized with tumorous borders situated on the posterior side of the right leg and two red or bluish-red nodular lesions. A skin biopsy from both nodular and plaque lesion showed a diffuse infiltrate of atypical large B(More)