Rosemarie Kraft

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Eighty right-handed males (6-12 yr of age) stratified into age x degree of handedness x family history of handedness groups were administered three dichotic (digit, syllable, environmental sound) tests. Older subjects accurately identified more stimuli than the younger subjects across tasks. There were significantly laterality differences for both verbal(More)
In Study I, 24 children at the average ages of 41.1 and 46.1 mo. were presented dichotic digits while another 27 children were tested at average ages of 40.0, 49.6, and 54.6 mo. In Study II, 40 children were tested at average ages of 50.7 and again at 91.8 mo. No significant change in right-ear advantage (REA) appeared across 4- or 9-mo. intervals; however,(More)
Children in Grades 2 and 6 nested in age, sex, and lateral-preference groups were administered two dichotic listening tests (digit and environmental sound). There was a right-ear advantage for verbal stimuli which did not increase with age, supporting the invariance models of the development of verbal laterality past 5 to 6 years of age. The percentage of(More)
55 right-handed children with no family history of left-handedness received two dichotic presentations of environmental sounds. The mean test-retest interval was 9 days. Raw accuracy scores yielded acceptable temporal stability (rs > .72). The expected consistent left-ear advantage for environmental sound stimuli was only evident in younger and less mature(More)
179 8- to 12-yr.-old children received hand-preference, eye-preference, dichotic (digits and nonverbal sounds) tests, and the Wide Range Achievement Test. These data and those from previous studies suggest that brain organization for receptive language laterality can be predicted by familial handedness in conjunction with assessed hand-eye preference. A(More)
This study assessed the relationship of sex, familial handedness and laterality to the intellectual abilities of 116 right-handed 12-14-yr-old subjects. Verbal scores were predicted by an interaction between familial handedness and the subject's own laterality. A strong right ear advantage for verbal stimuli and a large lateral difference between the ear(More)
One hundred and fifty-five preschool children between 2 1/2 and 5 1/2 yr of age were administered two dichotic tests (digit and nonverbal sound) and three Wechsler Intelligence subtests (vocabulary, geometric design and block design). The familial dextral (FD) children around 4 yr and older demonstrated a greater degree of absolute ear laterality than the(More)
Forty-two 2 1/2- to 5 1/2-year-old children's social and verbal behaviors were observed during free play in a preschool. A test measuring lateral specialization of verbal function and a standardized psychometric test of verbal ability were also administered. Analysis of variance indicated that the right ear (left hemisphere) is predominant in processing(More)
This paper describes the digital signal processing work of a research project for studying children's cognitive processes by analyzing EEG signals during school-related tasks. The EEG being analyzed involves two homologous channels (left and right parietal area), and is recorded on magnetic tapes. The objective of the analysis is to determine if, by(More)