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Conclusion

Doreen Kimura

in Neuromotor Mechanisms in Human Communication

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195054927
eISBN:
9780199872268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195054927.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter presents a synthesis of the discussions in the preceding chapters. The main conclusion is that the left cerebral hemisphere, in comparison with the right, is specialized for motor ... More


Constructional ability

Doreen Kimura

in Neuromotor Mechanisms in Human Communication

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195054927
eISBN:
9780199872268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195054927.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter examines constructional apraxia, also known as visuoconstructive disability, which refers to an impairment in forming designs, objects, or materials with the hands, under visual ... More


Bihemispheric Language: How the Two Hemispheres Collaborate in the Processing of Language

Norman D. Cook

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/9780197263112.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Speech production in most people is strongly lateralized to the left hemisphere (LH), but language understanding is generally a bilateral activity. At every level of linguistic processing that has ... More


Manual sign language

Doreen Kimura

in Neuromotor Mechanisms in Human Communication

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195054927
eISBN:
9780199872268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195054927.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter examines manual sign language disorders following pathology to the brain. Disorders in manual sign language occur following pathology to the left hemisphere in right-handers. These ... More


Sex differences in brain organization

Doreen Kimura

in Neuromotor Mechanisms in Human Communication

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195054927
eISBN:
9780199872268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195054927.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter examines sex differences in brain organization for speech and for manual programming and constructional function. Sex differences in the lateralization of function are relatively minor. ... More


Hemispheric specialization for semantic processing

Doreen Kimura

in Neuromotor Mechanisms in Human Communication

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195054927
eISBN:
9780199872268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195054927.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter examines evidence on the role of the left and right hemispheres in semantic function. The findings from the split-brain literature for semantic comprehension in the right hemisphere, the ... More


Confabulation, the self, and ego functions: The ego dysequilibrium theory

Todd E. Feinberg

in Confabulation: Views from Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Psychology and Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199208913
eISBN:
9780191723759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208913.003.04
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter argues that there is a continuum of confabulation along a neutral-personal dimension that is determined by the degree that the confabulation is delusional, motivated, and distorted by ... More


Why can’t I control my brain? Aspects of conscious experience

MICHAEL S. GAZZANIGA

in Cognition, Computation, and Consciousness

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524144
eISBN:
9780191689147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524144.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Humans have a specialized system that carries out interpretative synthesis, and it is located in the brain’s left hemisphere. The author calls this the ‘interpreter’: a system that seeks explanations ... More


Recovery from Aphasia: Is the Right Hemisphere a Cure or a Crutch?

Kathleen Baynes

in The Cognitive Neuroscience of Mind: A Tribute to Michael S. Gazzaniga

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014014
eISBN:
9780262266055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014014.003.0049
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Aphasia is a kind of language disorder, caused by damage to the left hemisphere of the brain, which presents as an inability to comprehend or formulate language structure. This chapter explores how ... More


The Interpreting Hemispheres

Margaret G. Funnell

in The Cognitive Neuroscience of Mind: A Tribute to Michael S. Gazzaniga

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014014
eISBN:
9780262266055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014014.003.0055
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter explores the differences between the left and right hemispheres in visuospatial processing. Compared with the left hemisphere, which is capable of sophisticated visual processing such as ... More


Where Is the “Spatial” Hemisphere?

Stephen M. Kosslyn

in The Cognitive Neuroscience of Mind: A Tribute to Michael S. Gazzaniga

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014014
eISBN:
9780262266055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014014.003.0030
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The human brain represents spatial information in different ways, and there are some specific ways through which each hemisphere deals with spatial information. This chapter explores how the brain ... More


My Dinner with Mike

Michael B. Miller and Scott A. Guerin

in The Cognitive Neuroscience of Mind: A Tribute to Michael S. Gazzaniga

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014014
eISBN:
9780262266055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014014.003.0082
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter explores whether the disconnection of hemispheres had any impact on the mind. When each of the disconnected hemispheres analyzed in isolation led to the discovery of the classic ... More


Neuroimaging working memory

Alan Baddeley

in Working Memory, Thought, and Action

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528012
eISBN:
9780191689505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528012.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In this chapter, the application of neuroimaging techniques to the study of working memory is discussed. The chapter begins with a brief account of the major neuroimaging methods that have been used ... More


Faces in their social and biological context

H.D. Ellis and Andrew W. Young

in Face and Mind

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524205
eISBN:
9780191689161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524205.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The central theme of this chapter is neatly defined by the question posed by Teuber in 1978. He asked whether faces, with their relatively greater dependence on the right hemisphere, “special” in a ... More


Differential Gene Transcription in the Left and Right Cerebral Cortex

Tao Sun

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/9780262014137.003.0022
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter discusses the differential gene expression in human left and right hemispheres, and shows that patterning mechanisms in mouse brains may apply to humans. It reveals that the accumulation ... More


First Impromptu First Impromptu The Other Side of Language or ‘listening to the voice of Being’

Carol Harrison

in The Art of Listening in the Early Church

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199641437
eISBN:
9780191755651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641437.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This impromptu asks: how can the distinctive characteristics of embodied sound be carried over/ preserved in its cognitive recording? It examines the contribution which cognitive science can make to ... More


Interhemispheric Cooperation Following Brain Bisection

Steven A. Hillyard

in The Cognitive Neuroscience of Mind: A Tribute to Michael S. Gazzaniga

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014014
eISBN:
9780262266055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014014.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Mike Gazzaniga, along with his colleagues Roger W. Sperry and Joseph Bogen, revealed that the two separate mental systems, one in each hemisphere, were created by the surgical bisection of the ... More


The Embryonic Development of Visual Asymmetry in the Pigeon

Onur Güntürkün and Martina Manns

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/9780262014137.003.0094
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter concentrates on visual asymmetries in pigeons. It shows that pigeons display distinct asymmetry for various visual tasks where the left and right hemispheres differ in the capacity for ... More


The Galileo of Neurology

Douwe Draaisma

in Forgetting: Myths, Perils and Compensations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207286
eISBN:
9780300213959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207286.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter focuses on Arthur Ladbroke Wigan, a British family doctor who died in 1847. Wigan proposed the idea that the left and right cerebral hemispheres are not two parts of one organ but two ... More


Lateral Differences in the Default Mode Network in Schizophrenia

Nathan Swanson, Tom Eichele, Godfrey Pearlson, and Vince D. Calhoun

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/9780262014137.003.0449
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter investigates the lateral differences between default mode network (DMN) regions in the left and right hemispheres of the brain, and reports novel empirical data, specifically looking at ... More


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