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Handedness and cerebral hemispheric differences in memory for pictorial organization

Handedness and cerebral hemispheric differences in memory for pictorial organization

Journal of General Psychology 121(3): 227-240

Handedness and cerebral hemispheric differences were investigated with regard to the way pictorial information is stored in long-term memory. Left- and right-handed men were required to remember a series of pictorial scenes that were organized or unorganized with respect to real-world configurations. Memory for these scenes was measured with half-field presentations of detail probes and whole-scene probes. There were no differences between the two visual fields in latency. An Organization x Probe interaction was found for accuracy scores for positive responses in the right visual field but not the left visual field. Furthermore, a three-way interaction (Organization x Probe x Visual Field) was significant among right-handers but not among left-handers. Findings are discussed in terms of hemispheric differences in long-term memory and hemispheric specialization referring to handedness.

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Accession: 046211197

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PMID: 7964664

DOI: 10.1080/00221309.1994.9921198

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