lateralization
noun Date: circa 1899 localization of function or activity on one side of the body in preference to the other • lateralize transitive verb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lateralization — [lat΄ər ə li zā′shən] n. the control of some physical or mental function by one side of the body or either hemisphere of the brain …   English World dictionary

  • lateralization — /lat euhr euh leuh zay sheuhn/, n. functional specialization of the brain, with some skills, as language, occurring primarily in the left hemisphere and others, as the perception of visual and spatial relationships, occurring primarily in the… …   Universalium

  • lateralization — noun localization of a function, such as speech, to the right or left side of the brain …   Wiktionary

  • lateralization — The process whereby certain embryological asymmetries of structure (such as the right side location of the liver and the structure of the great vessels) and function (handedness) are ordained phylogenetically, coded genetically, and realized… …   Medical dictionary

  • lateralization — lat·er·al·iza·tion …   English syllables

  • lateralization — lat•er•al•i•za•tion [[t]ˌlæt ər ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən[/t]] n. psl functional specialization of the brain, with some skills, as language, occurring primarily in the left hemisphere and others, as the perception of visual and spatial relationships,… …   From formal English to slang

  • lateralization — noun localization of function on either the right or left sides of the brain • Syn: ↑lateralisation, ↑laterality • Derivationally related forms: ↑lateralize • Hypernyms: ↑localization of function, ↑localisation of function …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lateralization of bird song — Oscine songbirds produce song through the vocal organ, the syrinx, which is composed of bilaterally symmetric halves located where the trachea separates into the two bronchi. Using endoscopic techniques, it has been observed that song is produced …   Wikipedia

  • Lateralization of brain function — This article is about specialization of function between the left and right hemispheres of the brain. For specialization of brain function generally, see Localization of brain function. The human brain is divided into two hemispheres–left and… …   Wikipedia

  • Латерализация — (lateralization). Процесс, посредством которого определенные функции и навыки локализуются либо в левом, либо в правом полушарии мозга …   Психология развития. Словарь по книге

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