Definition of lateralization in English:



(also British lateralisation)

See lateralize

‘But the evidence suggests that some animals favor one side for certain tasks - a phenomenon known as lateralization.’
  • ‘The study's findings are provocative but not conclusive, say researchers on brain lateralization, giftedness and mathematics education.’
  • ‘Among children, the 1990s saw the emergence of new theories of intellectual development, and patterns of cerebral lateralization in the maturing child.’
  • ‘Subjects being prepared for neurosurgery were submitted to anesthesia of a single brain hemisphere at a time to test for the lateralization of critical functions.’
  • ‘Thirty-two right-handed participants were given a behavioural test of lateralization and a cradling task.’