Cognitive and cerebral blood flow (CBF) lateral asymmetries have been quantified in 23 right handed patients with lateralised idiopathic Parkinson's disease. Thirteen patients who had predominant right-sided symptoms (RPD) were compared with ten who had predominant left-sided symptoms (LPD). The patient subgroups were matched for age, education, duration of illness, disease severity and medication. Normalised asymmetries scores were calculated from the data obtained with a test battery and SPECT. No correlation was found between laterality of motor Parkinsonian symptoms and cognitive or haemodynamic asymmetry scores.