Rags to riches: Our increasing appreciation of cognitive and communicative abilities of the human right cerebral hemisphere

Diana Van Lancker

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Studies of right hemisphere abilities have grown from focusing on visuospatial and facial recognition in the 1950s to covering a broad spectrum of human behavior. The emergence of better understanding of auditory specializations, affective/emotional functions, personal relevance, idiosyncratic lexical organization, and the various aspects of language use- communicative pragmatics-is briefly reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalBrain and Language
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Speech and Hearing

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