Effects of moderate doses of ethyl alcohol on cerebral lateralization of language and on hand movements. I: A dual-task paradigm study.

A. Clarici, F. Fabbro, A. Bava

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Abstract

Cerebral lateralization for linguistic functions has been assessed by means of a dual-task, verbal-manual, paradigm (finger tapping) in 16 monolingual right-handed non-alcoholic adult male subjects after the administration of a moderate dose of ethyl alcohol (0.6 g/kg; alcoholemia > 80 mg/dl). No significant modification of hemispheric asymmetries for linguistic functions was found. Moreover, ethyl alcohol tended to affect right-hand motor function during silent tapping, while leaving left-hand performance almost unchanged.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-220
Number of pages8
JournalBollettino della Societa Italiana di Biologia Sperimentale
Volume71
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1995

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