Neurocognitive impairments associated with ambiguous handedness in the chronically mentally ill.

@article{Hayden1997NeurocognitiveIA,
  title={Neurocognitive impairments associated with ambiguous handedness in the chronically mentally ill.},
  author={John L. Hayden and R. Santiago Kern and N L Burdick and Michael F. Green},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={1997},
  volume={72 1},
  pages={9-16}
}
One form of atypical handedness, ambiguous handedness, is found in roughly one-quarter of chronic schizophrenic patients. Despite its prevalence, relatively little is known about the neurocognitive underpinnings of ambiguous handedness. In the present study we examined the performance of ambiguous (n = 19) and non-ambiguous (n = 39) handed chronically mentally ill inpatients on selected measures of verbal learning, motor learning and manual dexterity. The results revealed that ambiguous handers… CONTINUE READING