SUBCORTICAL NEURAL ASYMMETRY, TURNING BIAS AND LEFT-RIGHT RESPONSE DIFFERENTIATION IN THE
Matthew Smith, Kevin Kelleher, Catherine Harrington-Donnelly, Debra Lipczynski, Julie
Renda, Seymour Axelrod and Michael Noonan
Canisius College and SUNY at Buffalo
Presented at the Eastern Psychological Association convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
USA, March, 1996.
This study was designed to test the hypothesis that degree of neural asymmetry should
relate to proficiency at distinguishing left and right. Volume asymmetry was examined in
five subcortical structures and compared to performance on two left/right learning tasks.
Although anatomical asymmetry was related to the turning bias shown during acquisition,
the predicted relationship was not obtained for proficiency scores.