UC Merced Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society Title Handedness and Heterogeneity in Cognitive Science Publication Date

Gregory Jones, Maryanne Martin
Outside of cognitive neuropsychology, it is often assumed that differences among individuals in cognitive activity may be adequately represented theoretically in terms only of quantitative variation across a population. A possible exception to the presumption of homogeneity within cognitive processing is explored here. It is shown that left-handed and right-handed populations exhibit consistent, qualitative differences in their remembering of orientational information. It is concluded that the
more » ... concluded that the subject matter of cognitive science may be more heterogeneous than is commonly assumed.