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the cerebral torque and directional asymmetry for hand use are correlates of the capacity for language in homo sapiens

  • timothy j. crow (a1)

the claim of consistent hemispheric specialisations across classes of chordates is undermined by the absence of population-based directional asymmetry of paw/hand use in rodents and primates. no homologue of the cerebral torque from right frontal to left occipital has been established in a nonhuman species. the null hypothesis that the torque is the sapiens-specific neural basis of language has not been disproved.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
  • URL: /core/journals/behavioral-and-brain-sciences
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