Is there a left hemispheric asymmetry for tool affordance processing?

@article{Proverbio2013IsTA,
  title={Is there a left hemispheric asymmetry for tool affordance processing?},
  author={Alice Mado Proverbio and Roberta Azzari and Roberta Adorni},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2013},
  volume={51 13},
  pages={2690-701}
}
The perception of tools vs. other objects has been shown to activate the left premotor and somatosensory cortex, which represents object affordance associated with tool manipulability (Proverbio, Adorni, & D'Aniello, 2011). The question of whether hemispheric asymmetry depends on right hand use or is linked to a hemispheric functional specialization for fine-grained precision movement is unclear. Thus, in this paper, ERPs were recorded from 128 sites in response to the visual presentation of… CONTINUE READING
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