Why homolaterality of language and hand dominance may not be the expression of a specific evolutionary link

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (2):241-241 (2003)
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Although gestures have surface similarities with language, there are significant organisational and neurolinguistic differences that argue against the evolutionary connection proposed by Corballis. Dominance for language and handedness may be related to a basic specialisation of the left cerebral hemisphere for target-directed behaviour and sequential processing, with the right side specialised for holistic-environmental monitoring and spatial processing.



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