A critical period for right hemisphere recruitment in American Sign Language processing

@article{Newman2002ACP,
  title={A critical period for right hemisphere recruitment in American Sign Language processing},
  author={Aaron J. Newman and Daphn{\'e} Bavelier and David P. Corina and Peter Jezzard and Helen J. Neville},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  year={2002},
  volume={5},
  pages={76-80}
}
Signed languages such as American Sign Language (ASL) are natural languages that are formally similar to spoken languages, and thus present an opportunity to examine the effects of language structure and modality on the neural organization for language. Native learners of spoken languages show predominantly left-lateralized patterns of neural activation for language processing, whereas native learners of ASL show extensive right hemisphere (RH) and LH activation. We demonstrate that the RH… 

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