Role of handedness-related vestibular cortical dominance upon the vestibular–ocular reflex
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AbstractDear Sirs, Cortical influences over low-order vestibular function such as the vestibular–ocular reflex (VOR) are widely accepted [1–3]. Hallpike and colleagues originally demonstrated that patients with temporal lobe lesions, exhibit a strong asymmetry (i.e. “directional preponderance”), in the vestibular nystagmus elicited during caloric stimulation” . Recent work to establish the neural correlates of human vestibular cortical processing have implemented three main approaches. Functional imaging [4–6], clinical lesion studies [2, 7, 8] and brain stimulation data [9–11] have all implicated tempo-parietal areas, usually with right hemisphere dominance. However, it was not until the seminal paper by Dieterich et al.  that the concept of handedness-related vestibular hemispheric dominance took shape, showing that the right hemisphere is vestibular dominant in right-handed individuals and vice versa in left handers.
CitationArshad Q., Patel M., Goga U., Nigmatullina Y. and Bronstein A. M. (2015) Role of handedness-related vestibular cortical dominance upon the vestibular-ocular reflex, Journal of Neurology, 262, pp. 1069-1071.
JournalJournal of Neurology
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