Witelson's dichaptic stimulation test and children with different levels of musical talent

Marianne Hassler, Niels Birbaumer

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Abstract

In a three-stage longitudinal study with children at the beginning of puberty, we found differences between male musicians and male non-musicians in Witelson's Dichaptic Stimulation Test. Data indicated a shift from right-hemisphere superiority for spatial processing in the first stage to left-hemisphere superiority in the third stage. The shift was due to musicians' results only. In girls, musical talent did not influence the relative participation of left- and right-hemisphere functions for spatial processing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)435-440
Number of pages6
JournalNeuropsychologia
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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