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Author Musálek, Martin, author

Title Development of test batteries for diagnostics of motor laterality manifestation : link between cerebellar dominance and hand performance / Martin Musálek ; reviewed by Pamela Bryden, Jiři Tichý ; from original Czech version translated by Radek Blaheta ; edited by Alena Jirsová ; cover and layout by Jan Serých
Edition First English edition
Published Prague [Czech Republic] : Karolinum Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (248 pages) : illustrations
Contents Acknowledgements; Aim of this Book; 1. Phenomenon Called Laterality; 1.1 Laterality as Concept ; 1.1.1 Asymmetry in Universe; 1.1.2 Asymmetry and Chirality in Life System; 1.2 Laterality as Characteristic of Human; 2. Human Brain; 2.1 Structural Hemispheric Asymmetry; 2.1.1 Structural Hemispheric Asymmetry in Relation to Gender; 2.2 Brain Organization and Motor Control; 3. Genetic Models of Right- and Left-Sidedness; 3.1 Different Gene Expression in Right and Left Hemispehere as Basis of Neural Hemispheric Asymmetr; 3.2 The Annett, Right Shift Theory/ A genetic model of handedness
10.8 The Research Sample and Its Size10.9 Final versions of Test Batteries Before Collecting the Data; 10.10 Data Analysis, Evaluation of Structure; 10.11 Approximation of Reliability; 11. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) ; 11.1 Introduction; 11.2 Types of SEM models; 11.3 Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA); 11.4 Categorical Variables and SEM; 11.5 Types of Parameters Used in SEM Method for Parameters Estimation; 11.6 Model Testing Fit Evaluation; 11.7 Residuals; 12. Results; 12.1 Test Battery for Adult Population ; 12.1.1 Questionnaire ; 12.1.2 Preference Tasks; 12.1.3. Performance Tests
3.3 Genetic Model of Handedness Chris McManus, D and C alleles3.4 Other Genetic Models of Handedness; 4. Enviromental Factors as Possible Cause in Change of Laterality at Human ; 4.1 Birth Stress; 4.2 Higher Level of Hormone Testosterone in Uterus; 5. Types of Laterality; 5.1 Functional Motor Laterality Manifestation; 5.1.1 Preference ; 5.1.2 Performance Expression of Different Skill of Locomotive Organs in Motor Activity; 5.1.3 Are Preference and Performance Communicating Vessels or Different Attributes?; 5.1.4 Dominance; 5.1.5 Laterality of Locomotive and Sensory Organs
5.2 Structural Laterality of Locomotive Organs 5.3 Structural and Motor Manifestations of Laterality in the Ontogenetic Development of the Individu; 5.3.1 Prenatal Asymmetry; 5.3.2 Craniofacial Development; 5.3.3 Motor Manifestations of Laterality in the Prenatal Period; 5.3.4 Postnatal Development of Motor Manifestations of Laterality ; 5.3.5 Corpus Callosum and Hemispheric Specialization; 6. Diagnostics of Motor Laterality Manifestation; 6.1 Diagnostic Tools; 6.1.1 Preference Tasks; 6.1.2 Preference Self-reported Questionnaires Methodological and Psychometric Shortcomings of the Most Frequently Cited Diagnostic Tool,6.1.3 Performance Tests; 6.2 Evaluation of Cerebellar Dominance, New Approach for Approximation of Hemispheric Superiority; 7. Empirical Research; 8. Research Questions; 9. Hypotheses; 10. Methods; 10.1 Definition of Theoretical Concept; 10.2 Determination of Specific Theoretical Concepts; 10.3 Determination of Structure of Diagnostic Tool; 10.4 Creating a Complete List of Relevant Items; 10.5 Content Validity ; 10.6 First Version of Test Batteries; 10.7 Verification of Intelligibility of Items
Summary The aim of this book is focused on better understanding of laterality phenomenon and its evaluation. All informations are presented in sense to contribute to to the standardization of the new diagnostic tools assessing the motor manifestations of laterality in adolescence and adults aged 18-60 and children aged 8 to 10 years. Moreover in this monograph we try to suggest a new approach to assessing of motor laterality manifestation by means of relationship between cerebellar dominance and hand performance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF cover (ebrary, viewed July 8, 2014)
Subject Laterality -- Physiological aspects.
Neuropsychiatry -- Popular works.
Form Electronic book
Author Blaheta, Radek, translator
Bryden, Pamela, reviewer
Jirsová, Alena, editor
Serých, Jan, cover designer
Tichy, Jiri, reviewer
ISBN 8024623064 (electronic bk.)
9788024623061 (electronic bk.)