Definition of lateralization in English:

lateralization

noun

  • See lateralize

    • ‘Subjects being prepared for neurosurgery were submitted to anesthesia of a single brain hemisphere at a time to test for the lateralization of critical functions.’
    • ‘Thirty-two right-handed participants were given a behavioural test of lateralization and a cradling task.’
    • ‘But the evidence suggests that some animals favor one side for certain tasks - a phenomenon known as lateralization.’
    • ‘Among children, the 1990s saw the emergence of new theories of intellectual development, and patterns of cerebral lateralization in the maturing child.’
    • ‘The study's findings are provocative but not conclusive, say researchers on brain lateralization, giftedness and mathematics education.’

Pronunciation

lateralization

/ˌlatərəlʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/