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Definition of "lateralization" [lateralization]

  • Localization of a function, such as speech, to the right or left side of the brain. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lateralization" in a sentence
  • "The Critical period hypothesis, as expounded by Lenneberg (1967) suggested a link between maximum receptivity for language and brain lateralization."
  • "This effect showed no lateralization, meaning both left and right amygdala volumes followed this relationship."
  • "Perhaps confidence affects hormones and brain lateralization just as much as hormones and brain lateralization influence confidence."