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Divided Brains : The Biology and Behaviour of Brain Asymmetries,9781107005358
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Divided Brains : The Biology and Behaviour of Brain Asymmetries

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9781107005358

ISBN10:
1107005353
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
2/28/2013
Publisher(s):
Cambridge Univ Pr
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Summary

Asymmetry of the brain and behaviour (lateralization) has traditionally been considered unique to humans. However, research has shown that this phenomenon is widespread throughout the vertebrate kingdom and found even in some invertebrate species. A similar basic plan of organisation exists across vertebrates. Summarising the evidence and highlighting research from the last twenty years, the authors discuss lateralization from four perspectives - function, evolution, development and causation - covering a wide range of animals, including humans. The evolution of lateralization is traced from our earliest ancestors, through fish and reptiles to birds and mammals. The benefits of having a divided brain are discussed, as well as the influence of experience on its development. A final chapter discusses outstanding problems and areas for further investigation. Experts in this field, the authors present the latest scientific knowledge clearly and engagingly, making this a valuable tool for anyone interested in the biology and behaviour of brain asymmetries.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
Introduction
Function
Evolution
Development
Causation
Applications and future directions
References
Index
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