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Date of Award

5-1991

Degree Type

Thesis (On-Campus Access Only)

Degree Name

Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)

First Advisor

Laurie Lundy-Ekman, PhD, PT

Second Advisor

Sue Moore, PhD

Abstract

30 normal individuals (right-handed, n=15; left-handed n=15) were compared in their performance in tactile short-term memory retention. There were 4 experimental conditions, randomly ordered for each subject. Each condition was composed of a memory task and a distractor task. Different performance results were found on the memory task in the right-handed subjects. This difference was in favor of left hand performance. A significant interaction effect (p<.05) was found between handedness and when the left hand performed the memory task and the right hand did the distractor task. This suggests a relationship between handedness and cerebral lateralization in tactile short-term memory.

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