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lateralization

[lat-er-uh-luh-zey-shuh n] /ˌlæt ər ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
functional specialization of the brain, with some skills, as language, occurring primarily in the left hemisphere and others, as the perception of visual and spatial relationships, occurring primarily in the right hemisphere.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; lateral + -ization
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  • lateralization also allows for rapid and abrupt frequency changes.
lateralization in Medicine

lateralization lat·er·al·i·za·tion (lāt'ər-ə-lĭ-zā'shən)
n.
Localization of function attributed to either the right or left side of the brain.

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