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    (a) What does lateralization of cortical functioning mean? (b) Why is the term cerebral dominance a misnomer?

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    (a) What does lateralization of cortical functioning mean?

    Brain lateralization means that the two cerebral hemispheres differ slightly in structure and function. For example, in left-handed people the parietal and occipital lobes of the right hemisphere are usually narrower than the corresponding lobes of the left hemisphere. Also, the frontal lobe of the left hemisphere is narrower in left-handed people than that of the right ...

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    The expert determines what lateralization does for the cortical functioning mean.