Roger B. Cook

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The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between lateral dominance and music learning. The general method of this study consisted of comparisons of the following two kinds of data: (l) measures of various types of lateral dominance, and (2 ) measures of music learning. The measures of lateral dominance consisted of scores from tests of handedness, eyedness, and earedness. Laterality index scores were computed from the measures of handedness and eyedness. For earedness, three different stimulus tasks were employed from which three separate measures of earedness were obtained. The three stimulus tasks consisted of melodic, rhythmic, and verbal stimuli. A separate laterality index score was obtained for each of the three stimulus tasks.