Lateralization in Gifted Children

Lawrence Lewandowski, Robert Kohlbrenner

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Performance on measures of perceptual and lateral asymmetry of 28 intellectually gifted children (ages 10–12) were compared with performances of 28 controls of average intelligence. As a group, the gifted subjects did not differ significantly from controls in type or degree of lateralization, although the control males demonstrated a stronger right-side preference on the Dean Lateral Preference Schedule (DLPS). A Group x Sex interaction was found in a combined analysis of DLPS and Dichotic Listening (DL), and with DL alone, suggesting that gifted males and females demonstrate lateral asymmetries that differ from their same-sex control counterparts. Implications of these findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-282
Number of pages6
JournalDevelopmental Neuropsychology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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