Hemispheric Lateralization for Speech Perception in Stutterers

M. F. Dorman, R. J. Porter

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Sixteen adult, right-handed, moderate-to-severe stutterers (12 males, 4 females) and 20 nonstuttering controls (10 males, 10 females) were given a dichotic nonsense-syllable test to determine hemispheric lateralization for speech. Both male and female stutterers evidenced right-ear advantages in syllable identification similar in magnitude to those found for normals. These data confirm other reports of no difference in cerebral speech lateralization for stutterers and nonstutterers and, therefore, lend no support to theories that relate stuttering to abnormalities in cerebral lateralization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-185
Number of pages5
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1975
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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