What is another word for laterality?

56 synonyms found


[ lˌatəɹˈalɪti], [ lˌatəɹˈalɪti], [ l_ˌa_t_ə_ɹ_ˈa_l_ɪ_t_i]

Laterality refers to the tendency to use one side of the body more naturally for everyday activities. Synonyms for laterality include lateral dominance, hemispheric specialization, or sidedness. The term lateral dominance refers to the dominant side of the body, whether it is the right or left hand, foot, or ear. Hemispheric specialization refers to the preference of the left or right hemisphere of the brain for certain tasks. Sidedness refers to the tendency to use one specific side or the other for particular activities. All of these synonyms are used to describe the natural preference for one side of the body or brain over the other in humans.

Related words: left handed, right handed, left handed person, right handed person

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    How to use "Laterality" in context?

    Laterality is the term used to describe the way that a person or animal uses either of the two cerebral hemispheres for cognitive and emotional processes. The two hemispheres of the brain are structurally and functionally different. The right hemisphere is responsible for creative, intuitive, and novel thinking, while the left hemisphere is better suited for more mathematically-oriented tasks.

    Despite their differences, the two hemispheres are able to work together to complete tasks.

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