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Articles by Carlotta Lega
Based on 1 article published since 2010
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Between 2010 and 2020, Carlotta Lega wrote the following article about Hearing Disorders.
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1 Article Auditory deprivation affects biases of visuospatial attention as measured by line bisection. 2014

Cattaneo, Zaira / Lega, Carlotta / Cecchetto, Carlo / Papagno, Costanza. ·Department of Psychology, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy, zaira.cattaneo@unimib.it. ·Exp Brain Res · Pubmed #24770861.

ABSTRACT: In this study, we investigated whether early deafness affects the typical pattern of hemispheric lateralization [i.e., right hemisphere (RH) dominance] in the control of spatial attention. To this aim, deaf signers, deaf non-signers, hearing signers, and hearing non-signers were required to bisect a series of centrally presented visual lines. The directional bisection bias was found to be significantly different between hearing and deaf participants, irrespective of sign language use. Hearing participants (both signers and non-signers) showed a consistent leftward bias, reflecting RH dominance. Conversely, we observed no evidence of a clear directional bias in deaf signers or non-signers (deaf participants overall showing a non-significant tendency to deviate rightward), suggesting that deafness may be associated to a more bilateral hemispheric engagement in visuospatial tasks.