Cerebral dominance for consciousness

Arch Neurol. 1976 Jun;33(6):453-4. doi: 10.1001/archneur.1976.00500060059013.


In a prospective study we evaluated the relationship of level of consciousness to hemispheric side of lesion following acute cerebrovascular injury. Fifty-seven percent of patients with left hemispheric lesions had initial impairment of consciousness, in contrast to 25% with right-sided damage.

MeSH terms

  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / cerebrospinal fluid
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / physiopathology*
  • Consciousness*
  • Dominance, Cerebral*
  • Functional Laterality
  • Humans