Spontaneous and Evoked Cerebral Electrical Activity and Localization of Language Function in Children with Minimal Cerebral Dysfunction

  • M. D. Low
  • L. J. Rogers
  • S. J. Purves
  • H. G. Dunn
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 9)


One of the major theoretical constructs in the field of cognitive science holds that higher order cerebral tasks are performed in so-called association areas of the cortex, or at least in brain regions different from those serving primary sensorimotor functions. An important element in this concept is that these higher order tasks may also be performed differentially and preferentially by the left and right hemispheres. Most of the evidence for such localization of function has been indirect, derived from clinical-behavioral observations and either post-mortem or ante-mortem diagnostic procedures demonstrating alterations in brain structure.


Event Related Potential Language Function Contingent Negative Variation Electrophysiological Measure Hemispheric Specialization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. D. Low
    • 1
  • L. J. Rogers
    • 1
  • S. J. Purves
    • 1
  • H. G. Dunn
    • 1
  1. 1.University of British Columbia and Vancouver General HospitalCanada

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