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Specializations of the hemispheres Left Hemisphere: Verbal language The verbal aspects of Speech (temporal lobe: Wernicke’s area-auditory verbal  language perception; frontal lobe: Broca’s  area- verbal language expression) Reading, writing, arithmetic (parietal lobe: angular gyrus) Verbal memory (temporal lobe: Hippocampus) Right hemisphere: Nonverbal language: Visuospatial ability Nonverbal language (corresponding Wernicke’s and Broca’s areas in the right  hemisphere) Visuospatial ability (right parietal lobe) Understanding Sex differences Women tend to be better than man at verbal abilities. Men tend to be better than woman at visuospatial tasks. Woman tend to use their brains more holistically (e.g., their corpus callosum’s are 
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Unformatted text preview: denser) One way to make sense of this is to consider the typical tasks of men and women down through the ages. Men were hunter-gathers and women were involved with domestic activities (raising children, and managing the day-to-day activities of the village). Men used spear-like objects to kill their prey (visuospatial ability) and many times were required to be silent (lower verbal ability) not to scare away their prey. So men focused much of their day on right hemisphere tasks (less holistic than women). Woman on the other hand were constantly communicating with their children and interacting with the other women of the village (higher verbal ability)....
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  • Spring '06
  • Schaffer
  • temporal lobe, verbal language perception, area verbal language, lower verbal ability, higher verbal ability

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