Hemiplegia: Implications for Hemispheric Specialization

  • Louise S. Kiessling
Part of the Readings from the Encyclopedia of Neuroscience book series (REN)


The occurrence of unilateral cerebral injury to the developing human brain results in hemiplegia, a form of cerebral palsy with persistent disturbance of motor functions on the side opposite the cerebral lesion. It also predisposes to cognitive deficits that vary depending upon the side of lesion and the time of injury.

Further reading

  1. Dennis M, Kohn B (1975): Comprehension of syntax in infantile hemiplegia after cerebral hemidecortication: Left hemisphere superiority. Brain Lang 2:472–482.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Kiessling LS, Denckla MB and Carlton M (1983): Evidence for differential hemispheric function in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol 25:727–734.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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  • Louise S. Kiessling

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