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Estudos de Psicologia (Campinas)

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Abstract

ASSIS, Andrea et al. Performance comparison between right-handers and left-handers in a Brazilian sample of the Developmental Neuropsychological Assessment. Estud. psicol. (Campinas) [online]. 2016, vol.33, n.2, pp.283-291. ISSN 0103-166X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1982-02752016000200010.

Studies that investigate handedness are performed in order to relate hemispheric specialization and cognitive performance. The aim of study was compare the neuropsychological performance between right-handed and left-handed children with ages from five to six years who participated in the Brazilian study of standardization of the Developmental Neuropsychological Assessment. For analysis of socio-demographic characteristics, descriptive statistics were used. To compare the mean scores between the groups, normality was tested using Analysis of Variance (one-way Anova) and the Kruskal-Wallis test. When comparing right-handed and left-handed children with typical development, left-handed children presented poorer performance on the subtests involving Attention and Executive Functioning, Language, and Learning and Memory.

Keywords : Functional laterality; Manual preference; Neuropsychology.

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