Development of the capacity for tactile information transfer between hemispheres in normal children

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Science  22 Jun 1979:
Vol. 204, Issue 4399, pp. 1330-1332
DOI: 10.1126/science.451542


The hypothesis of less direct interaction between hemispheres in young children was supported by a behavioral test. Fabric samples were compared with either the same hand (same hemisphere) or with opposite hands (between hemispheres). Crossed errors were a significantly larger proportion of total errors in 3-year-olds than in 5-year-olds.