Laterality and types of dyslexia.

  title={Laterality and types of dyslexia.},
  author={Marian Annett},
  journal={Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews},
  volume={20 4},
  • Marian Annett
  • Published 1996 in Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews
The right shift theory of handedness and cerebral specialization suggests that there is an underlying substrate of random lateral asymmetries in all higher animals and a specific factor in humans which increases the probability of left hemisphere advantage. The specific factor displaces the random distribution along a continuum of asymmetry in favour of the left hemisphere and the right hand. The distribution of handedness in families can be explained if the shift to dextrality depends on a… CONTINUE READING