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Sex differences in the effects of unilateral brain damage on intelligence

Science  08 May 1981:
Vol. 212, Issue 4495, pp. 693-695
DOI: 10.1126/science.7221560

Abstract

A sexual dimorphism in the functional asymmetry of the damaged human brain is reflected in a test-specific laterality effect in male but not in female patients. This sex difference explains some contradictions concerning the effects of unilateral brain damage on intelligence in studies in which the influence of sex was overlooked.

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