Field dependence and lateralization of verbal and configurational processing

P. Zoccolotti, P. K. Oltman

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Abstract

With tachistoscopic presentation, relatively field-independent 18- to 30-year-old males were found to show a significant right-visual-field advantage in reaction-time in a letter discrimination task, while relatively field-dependent subjects did not show a significant hemifield difference. In a second study, relatively field-independent 18- to 30-year-old males again showed a significant right-visual-field superiority in reaction time to letter discrimination, and in addition showed a significant left-visual-field superiority in tachistoscopic face discrimination, while relatively field-dependent subjects showed no significant hemifield difference on either task. The results are interpreted as indicating a link between Witkin's concept of psychological differentiation and differentiation at the neural level, as manifested by specialization of function of the cerebral hemispheres.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-163
Number of pages9
JournalCortex
Volume14
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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