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Front. Psychol., 31 January 2014 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00058

Erratum: How brain asymmetry relates to performance – a large-scale dichotic listening study

  • 1Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
  • 2Department of Radiology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
  • 3Division of Psychiatry, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
  • 4Department of Psychology, Durham University, Durham, UK

An erratum on
How brain asymmetry relates to performance – a large-scale dichotic listening study

by Hirnstein, M., Hugdahl, K., and Hausmann, M. (2014). Front. Psychol. 4:997. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00997

Kenneth Hugdahl's second affiliation is Department of Radiology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway.

On page 1 the final sentence in the second column should read: “Moreover, individuals with lower degrees of language lateralization as determined with fMRI (van Ettinger-Veenstra et al., 2010) or magnetic resonance diffusion tensor imaging (Catani et al., 2007) performed better on tests assessing verbal abilities (van Ettinger-Veenstra et al., 2010) or verbal memory (Catani et al., 2007) than individuals with higher degrees of lateralization.”

On page 7 the final sentence of the first column should read: “For the same reason van Ettinger-Veenstra et al. (2010) might have failed with a sample size of n = 16 to find correlations between ear asymmetry and behavioral language tests in the non-forced condition of the Bergen DL task.”

On page 8 the final paragraph of the discussion should read: “As far as language is concerned, however, stronger lateralization seems to be associated with better performance in verbal abilities (Boles et al., 2008; Chiarello et al., 2009; Everts et al., 2009; Barth et al., 2012, but see Catani et al., 2007; van Ettinger-Veenstra et al., 2010).”

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Keywords: hemispheric asymmetry, lateralization, dichotic listening, task-performance, sex, age, handedness, verbal abilities

Citation: Hirnstein M, Hugdahl K and Hausmann M (2014) Erratum: How brain asymmetry relates to performance – a large-scale dichotic listening study. Front. Psychol. 5:58. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00058

Received: 15 January 2014; Accepted: 16 January 2014;
Published online: 31 January 2014.

Edited and reviewed by: Sebastian Ocklenburg, University of Bergen, Norway

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