Hemispheric Specialization for Speech Perception in Four-Year-Old Children from Low and Middle Socio-Economic Classes

Donna S. Geffner, M. F. Dorman

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Abstract

Four-year-old male and female children from low and middle socio-economic class (SEC) were presented a dichotic syllable task. Both low and middle SEC males evidenced significant right-ear advantages. Neither the low nor middle SEC females evidenced a significant right-ear advantage. The similar ear advantage in the low and middle SEC populations replicates a previous study with six-year-olds and suggests that the variations in rearing conditions which occur in low and middle SEC classes does not affect hemispheric lateralization for speech perception.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-73
Number of pages3
JournalCortex
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

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