Writing with the Non-Dominant Hand

can it alter cerebral laterality?

Project Details

  • PhD Student : Christos Samsouris

Will training to write with the non-dominant hand result in a shift in cerebral laterality?

This study aims to investigate, for the first time in the literature, cerebral laterality for writing in the non-dominant hand before and after training. This will help further elucidate whether the laterality patterns found in our previous studies (e.g., Papadatou-Pastou et al., submitted) include a learned, motor component and will also address questions regarding brain plasticity.

Papadatou-Pastou, M., Sampanis, P., Koumzis, I., Stefanopoulou, S., Sousani, D., Tsigkou, A., & Badcock, N. (2020). Cerebral laterality for writing in right- and left- handers: A functional transcranial Doppler ultrasound study. BioRxiv, 2020.07.14.203588. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.07.14.203588