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Abstract #1134

Differences in fMRI brain activation between left and right handed subjects executing diverse tasks.

Sunaert S, Peeters R, Van Hecke P, Vandewalle K
University Hospital of the Catholic University of Leuven

Differences between left and right handed persons have been studied in several fMRI experiments, but there is still no consensus about a possible difference between right and left handed subjects. In this experiment we explored the differences between groups of left and right handed subjects. The tasks performed by the subjects are a bimanual easy and difficult self paced finger tapping task and a toe movement task. Differences have been observed between the groups of left handed and right handed volunteers in several regions of the brain performing these different tasks.