Right hemisphere dominance for understanding the intentions of others: evidence from a split-brain patient.

@article{Ortigue2009RightHD,
  title={Right hemisphere dominance for understanding the intentions of others: evidence from a split-brain patient.},
  author={St{\'e}phanie Ortigue and Danielle Grace King and Michael Gazzaniga and Michael Miller and Scott Grafton},
  journal={BMJ case reports},
  year={2009},
  volume={2009}
}
Understanding the actions performed by other people is a key aspect of social interaction, including in clinical settings where patients are learning from therapists and caregivers. While lesions of the left cerebral hemisphere induce praxic disorders, the hemispheric specialisation of intention understanding remains unclear. Do patients with a right hemispheric lesion understand the intentions of other people properly? The present study investigates how a split-brain patient understands the… CONTINUE READING
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