The neurobiology of sign language and its implications for the neural basis of language

@article{Hickok1996TheNO,
  title={The neurobiology of sign language and its implications for the neural basis of language},
  author={Gregory Hickok and Ursula Bellugi and Edward S. Klima},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1996},
  volume={381},
  pages={699-702}
}
THE left cerebral hemisphere is dominant for language, and many aspects of language use are more impaired by damage to the left than the right hemisphere. The basis for this asymmetry, however, is a matter of debate; the left hemisphere may be specialized for processing linguistic information1–3 or for some more general function on which language depends, such as the processing of rapidly changing temporal information4 or execution of complex motor patterns5. To investigate these possibilities… Expand
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