The influence of gender, handedness, and performance level on specialized cognitive functioning

Harold W. Gordon, Shlomo Kravetz

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Abstract

Individual differences in performance on neuropsychological tests were analyzed across age (prepubertal to adult), gender, and handedness groups and examined for performance level as a moderating variable. No differences were observed for the factor structure of these tests across ages and between genders, suggesting similar cognitive structures among these groups. Significant differences in performance were observed between males and females and, to a lesser extent, between right and left handers. Of interest, were significant Gender × Handedness and Gender × Handedness × Level (of performance) interactions seen especially in the older (postpubertal and adult) subjects. High performing, right handed males and left handed females performed better on visuospatial tasks while left handed males and right handed females performed better on verbosequential tasks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-61
Number of pages25
JournalBrain and Cognition
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1991

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