Laterality and mental disorders in the postgenomic age – A closer look at schizophrenia and language lateralization

@article{Ocklenburg2015LateralityAM,
  title={Laterality and mental disorders in the postgenomic age – A closer look at schizophrenia and language lateralization},
  author={S. Ocklenburg and O. G{\"u}nt{\"u}rk{\"u}n and K. Hugdahl and M. Hirnstein},
  journal={Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2015},
  volume={59},
  pages={100-110}
}
  • S. Ocklenburg, O. Güntürkün, +1 author M. Hirnstein
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  • Most people are right-handed and show left-hemispheric language lateralization, but a minority exhibits left-handedness and right-hemispheric language lateralization. This atypical laterality pattern is observed significantly more often in schizophrenia patients than in the general population, which led several authors to conclude that there is a genetic link between laterality and schizophrenia. It has even been suggested that a failure in the lateralization process, orchestrated by genes… CONTINUE READING

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