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Evolution and Laterization of the Brain (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences ; v. 299)

by Stuart J. Dimond

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Published by New York Academy of Sciences .
Written in English


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Number of Pages501
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Open LibraryOL8216940M
ISBN 100890720452
ISBN 109780890720455

No longer viewed as a characteristic unique to humans, brain lateralization is considered a key property of most, if not all, vertebrates. This field of study provides a firm basis from which to examine a number of important issues in the study of brain and behaviour. This book takes a comparative and integrative approach to lateralization in a wide range of vertebrate species, including humans. First, evolution commonly works by superimposing new structures and functions on older ones. Second, there are presumably similar selection pressures for the evolution of all purpose open systems, one for the social world and the other for the physical by: 2.

The book is arranged in four parts, beginning with the evolution of lateralization, moving to its development, to its cognitive dimensions, and finally to its role in memory. Experts in lateralization in lower vertebrates, birds, non-primate mammals, and primates have contributed chapters in which they discuss their own research and consider. The Idea of the Brain Matthew Cobb Basic Books, $ Neuroscientists love a good metaphor. Through the years, plumbing, telegraph wires and computers have all been enlisted to help explain how the.

In recent years, it has become apparent that behavioural and brain lateralization is the rule rather than the exception among vertebrates. The study of lateralization has been so far the province of neurology and neuropsychology. We show how such research can be integrated with evolutionary biology to more fully understand lateralization. In particular, we address the fact that, within a. Divided Brains: Fascinating Facts about Brain Asymmetries this book traces the evolution of lateralization of brain and behavior from the earliest vertebrates to humans. I really enjoyed.


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Evolution and Laterization of the Brain (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences ; v. 299) by Stuart J. Dimond Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Lateralized Brain: The Neuroscience and Evolution of Hemispheric Asymmetries is an up-to-date teaching resource for neuroscience faculty members that teach courses concerning hemispheric asymmetries. The book provides students with all relevant information on the subject, while also giving aspiring researchers in the field an up-to-date overview of relevant, previous by: The Lateralized Brain: The Neuroscience and Evolution of Hemispheric Asymmetries is an up-to-date teaching resource for neuroscience faculty members that teach courses concerning hemispheric asymmetries.

The book provides students with all relevant information on the subject, while also giving aspiring researchers in the field Evolution and Laterization of the Brain book up-to-date overview of relevant, previous work.

In this context, brain lateralization for sensorimotor functions is widely assumed to provide increased neural capacity, which ultimately facilitated the evolution of higher cognitive abilities in the human lineage.

Comparative studies of brain asymmetry are therefore crucial for understanding the evolution and function of the modern human : Simon Neubauer, Philipp Gunz, Nadia A. Scott, Jean-Jacques Hublin, Jean-Jacques Hublin, Philipp Mitt. Evolution and lateralization of the brain.

New York: New York Academy of Sciences, (OCoLC) Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Stuart J Dimond; David A Blizard.

Click on the title to browse this issue. For assistance, please contact: AAN Members () or () (International) Non-AAN Member subscribers () or () option 3, select 1 (international). The evolution of the human brain and cognitive ability is one of the central themes of physical/biological anthropology.

This book discusses the emergence of human cognition at a conceptual level, describing it as a process of long adaptive stasis interrupted by short periods of cognitive advance.

The evolution of new and more specialized circuits may also have increased pressure to lateralization, enabling more efficient packaging and less redundancy and competition. Such pressure may have been especially intense in hominin evolution, as our forebears adapted to Cited by: Brain lateralization and the emerg ence of language concluded that areas in volved in tool making likely evolv ed as language areas.

is pioneering work does have a limi tation, given that the. Evolution and Lateralization of the Brain. Edited by Stuart J. Dimond & David A. Blizard. New York: New York Academy of Sciences. $ This book represents an important addition to the expanding literature on brain lateralization, not because of any new insights it offers into the area, but because it brings together a wide variety of approaches, and attempts to tackle the.

The evolution of brain lateralization: a game-theoretical analysis of population by: The lateralization of brain function is the tendency for some neural functions or cognitive processes to be specialized to one side of the brain or the other.

The medial longitudinal fissure separates the human brain into two distinct cerebral hemispheres, connected by the corpus gh the macrostructure of the two hemispheres appears to be almost identical, different composition.

This is the first book to take a comparative approach to lateralization in a wide range of vertebrate species, including humans.

It highlights model systems that have proved invaluable in elucidating the function, causes, development, and evolution of lateralization. The book examines the evolution of lateralization, its development, its Format: Hardcover. The evolution of brain lateralization: A game-theoretical analysis of population structure Article (PDF Available) in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences () May.

Lateralization of the brain appeared early in evolution and many of its features appear to have been retained, possibly even in humans. We now have a considerable amount of information on the different forms of lateralization in a number of species, and the commonalities of these are discussed, but there has been relatively little investigation of the advantages of being by: The traditional explanations offered for lateralization of brain function (that it may avoid unnecessary duplication of neural circuitry and reduce interference between functions) cannot account for this fact, because increased individual efficiency is unrelated to the alignment of lateralization Cited by: Cerebral Lateralization and Cognition: Evolutionary and Developmental Investigations of Motor Biases, Volumethe latest release in the Progress in Brain Research series, discusses interdisciplinary research on the influence of cerebral lateralization on cognition within an evolutionary framework.

Chapters of note in this release include Evolutionary Perspectives: Visual/Motor Biases and. On the evolution and growth of lateralization. Michael C. Corballis (a1) If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account.

Evolution and Lateralization of the Brain, ed. Dimond, S. & Blizard, D. A., Author: Michael C. Corballis. anthropoid evolution.

The tendency toward cortical lateralization has been greatly elaborated in human evolution, such that at least 90% of extant humans are right-handed. Numerous data support an association of the left human hemisphere with time-sequencing, language skills, certain neuro- chemical asymmetries, and specific psychiatric by: The psychology and historiography of writing has generally received less attention than reading, speech and language acquisition.

This book tries to redress that imbalance and is the fruit of the continual collaboration between a humanist and a neuroscientist who share an interest in the role of biology and brain-related factors in cultural evolution.

The evolution of brain lateralization: a game theoretical analysis of population structure∗ Stefano Ghirlanda1 and Giorgio Vallortigara2 1Group for Interdisciplinary Cultural Research, Stockholm University 1Department of Psychology, University of Bologna 2Department of Psychology and B.R.A.I.N.

Centre for Neuroscience, University of Trieste Reprint of 1. Prog Brain Res. ; doi: /B Lateralization of the human brain. Corballis MC(1). Author information: (1)Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

[email protected] It is often suggested that cerebral asymmetry, when a consistent direction of asymmetry prevails, is unique to by: Brain function lateralization is evident in the phenomena of right- or left-handedness and of right or left ear preference, but a person’s preferred hand is not a clear indication of the location of brain function.

Although 95% of righ-handed people have left-hemisphere dominance for language, % of left-handed people have right-hemisphere.