Psychology Wiki

Dichhaptic technique

34,189pages on
this wiki
Revision as of 23:33, January 2, 2008 by Dr Joe Kiff (Talk | contribs)

Assessment | Biopsychology | Comparative | Cognitive | Developmental | Language | Individual differences | Personality | Philosophy | Social |
Methods | Statistics | Clinical | Educational | Industrial | Professional items | World psychology |

Cognitive Psychology: Attention · Decision making · Learning · Judgement · Memory · Motivation · Perception · Reasoning · Thinking  - Cognitive processes Cognition - Outline Index

The dichhaptic technique or dichaptic technique involves the presentation of different tactile stimuli to each hidden hand in order to explore lateral dominance of brain function. Using, for example, letters vs arbitary shapes it can be shown that left hemisphere dominance occurs for linguistic and sequential processing but right hemisphere dominance occus for spatial interpretation. This is because the sensory receptors of the hands are linked to the opposite hemisphere's postcentral gyrus

See also

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki