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Brain Asymmetry in Vertebrates

Onur Güntürkün

in How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195334654
eISBN:
9780199933167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334654.003.0027
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Until the 1970s, cerebral asymmetries were thought to be unique to humans. However, left-right differences of brain and function are not only widespread among mammals, but also among many other ... More


Laterality and Human Speciation

Michael C. Corballis

in The Speciation of Modern Homo Sapiens

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263112
eISBN:
9780191734885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263112.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter describes the relevance of cerebral asymmetry. Although cerebral asymmetries abound in non-human animals, there are still reasons to suppose that there may have been a single-gene ... More


The Origins of Psychosis and the Evolution of Language: Cerebral Asymmetry Sex Chromosomes, and speciation

Timothy J. Crow

in The Two Halves of the Brain: Information Processing in the Cerebral Hemispheres

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014137
eISBN:
9780262265942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014137.003.0458
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter reviews the case that cerebral asymmetry (the torque) is necessary to an understanding of psychosis, and argues that it can be understood only in terms of the origins of humans and the ... More


Handedness and Cerebral Asymmetry: An Evolutionary Perspective

Michael C. Corballis

in The Two Halves of the Brain: Information Processing in the Cerebral Hemispheres

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014137
eISBN:
9780262265942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014137.003.0063
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter concentrates on the evolutionary origin of hemispheric asymmetry, addressing manual dexterity and language. It investigates the possible evolutionary and genetic sources of the ... More


The Politics of Cerebral Asymmetry and Racial Difference

Michael E. Staub

in The Mismeasure of Minds: Debating Race and Intelligence between Brown and The Bell Curve

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643595
eISBN:
9781469643618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643595.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Split-brain theorizing became the lingua franca of the 1970s and 1980s, with the left hemisphere considered the seat of rationality and language while the right hemisphere housed intuition and ... More


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