PERSPECTIVES IN COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE
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Hemispheric Asymmetry

What's Right and What's Left

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674005594

Publication Date: 03/16/2001

Short

412 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

6 halftones, 32 line illustrations, 1 table

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  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
    • Five Recurring Themes
    • Learning about Behavioral Asymmetries in Humans
    • The Consequences of Unilateral Brain Injury
    • Split-Brain Patients and the Positive Competence of Each Hemisphere
    • Perceptual Asymmetries in Neurologically Intact Individuals
    • Response Asymmetries in Neurologically Intact Individuals
    • Measures of Localized Brain Activity
    • The Plan of the Book
    • Summary and Conclusions
  • 2. Behavioral Asymmetries in Humans
    • A Review of Behavioral Asymmetries
    • Handedness and the Control of Motor Activities
    • Language
    • Visuospatial Processing
    • Emotion
    • The Quest for a Fundamental Dichotomy
      • A Sampling of Suggested Dichotomies
      • Multitask Studies and the Quest for a Fundamental Dichotomy
    • Summary and Conclusions
  • 3. Hemispheric Asymmetry and Components of Perception, Cognition, and Action
    • Language
    • Vision
    • Global versus Local Processing
    • Low versus High Visual-Spatial Frequency
    • Coordinate versus Categorical Spatial Relations
    • Relationships among Components of Vision
    • Imagery
    • Attention
    • Components of Visual Orienting
    • Regulation of Alertness
    • Hemisphere-Specific Priming and Interference
    • Summary and Conclusions
  • 4. Biological Asymmetries in the Human Brain
    • Anatomical Asymmetries
    • Pharmacological and Chemical Asymmetries
    • Callosal Connectivity
    • Biology and Behavior
    • Summary and Conclusions
  • 5. Behavioral and Brain Asymmetries in Nonhuman Species
    • Motor Performance
      • Primates
      • Rodents
      • Other Species
    • The Production and Perception of Vocalizations
      • Primates
      • Rodents
      • Birds
      • Other Species
    • Visuospatial Processes
      • Primates
      • Rodents
      • Birds
      • Dolphins
    • Motivation and Emotion
      • Rats
      • Chicks
    • Additional Evidence of Biological Asymmetry
    • Summary and Conclusions
  • 6. Varieties of Interhemispheric Interaction
    • Cooperation between the Hemispheres
    • The Need for Cooperation
    • The Corpus Callosum
    • Subcortical Structures
    • Benefits and Costs of Interhemispheric Cooperation
    • Task Difficulty
    • Practice
    • Mutually Exclusive Processes
    • Hemispheric Ability, Hemispheric Dominance, and Metacontrol
    • Studies of Split-Brain Patients
    • Studies of Neurologically Intact Individuals
    • Determinants of Metacontrol
    • Summary and Conclusions
  • 7. Individual Differences
    • Dimensions of Individual Variation
      • Direction of Hemispheric Asymmetry
      • Magnitude of Hemispheric Asymmetry
      • Asymmetric Arousal of the Hemispheres
    • Complementarity of Asymmetries
    • Interhemispheric Communication
    • Handedness
    • Sex
    • Intellectual Abilities
      • Intellectual Precocity
      • Dyslexia
      • Psychopathology
      • Hemisphericity
    • Summary and Conclusions
  • 8. Hemispheric Asymmetry across the Life Span
    • Does Hemispheric Asymmetry Develop?
    • Prenatal Asymmetries
      • The Rate of Maturation of the Two Hemispheres
      • Cranio-Facial Development
      • Fetal Position
      • “Snowball” Mechanisms
    • Hemispheric Asymmetry from Birth through Young Adulthood
      • Handedness and the Control of Motor Activities
      • Language
      • Visuospatial Processing
      • Emotion
      • Biological Asymmetry
    • Hemispheric Asymmetry in Old Age
      • Do the Hemispheres Age Differently?
      • Aging and the Dimensions of Individual Variation
    • Summary and Conclusions
  • 9. The Evolution of Hemispheric Asymmetry
    • Symmetry versus Asymmetry
    • Snowball Effects
    • Continuity across Species?
    • From Monkeys to Humans
      • The Evolution of Primates
      • The Emergence of Hominids and Humans
    • Milestones in Hominid Evolution
      • Walking Upright
      • Tool Manufacture and Use
      • Language
      • Prolonged Immaturity
    • Summary and Conclusions
  • 10. Epilogue
    • A. The Five Themes Revisited
    • B. Toward a Model of Hemispheric Asymmetry
    • C. Concluding Comments
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Authors Cited
  • General Index

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