The Evolution of Hemispheric Specialization in Primates

The Evolution of Hemispheric Specialization in Primates
Author: William D. Hopkins
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2007-09-18
ISBN 10: 9780080557809
ISBN 13: 0080557805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evolution of Hemispheric Specialization in Primates Book Review:

Hemispheric specialization, and lateralized sensory, cognitive or motor function of the left and right halves of the brain, commonly manifests in humans as right-handedness and left hemisphere specialization of language functions. Historically, this has been considered a hallmark of, and unique to, human evolution. Some theories propose that human right-handedness evolved in the context of language and speech while others that it was a product of the increasing motor demands associated with feeding or tool-use. In the past 20-25 years, there has been a plethora of research in animals on the topic of whether population-level asymmetries in behavioral processes or neuro-anatomical structures exist in animals, notably primates and people have begun to question the historical assumptions that hemispheric specialization is unique to humans. This book brings together various summary chapters on the expression of behavioral and neuro-anatomical asymmetries in primates. Several chapters summarize entire families of primates while others focus on genetic and non-genetic models of handedness in humans and how they can be tested in non-human primates. In addition, it makes explicit links between various theoretical models of the development of handedness in humans with the observed patterns of results in non-human primates. A second emphasis is on comparative studies of handedness in primates. There is now enough data in the literature across different species to present an evolutionary tree for the emergence of handedness (and perhaps other aspects of hemispheric specialization, such as neuro-anatomical asymmetries) and its relation to specific morphological and ecological adaptations in various primate species. * The first treatment of this important topic since 1998 * Examines the tenet that lateralization and handedness is a uniquely human character through evidence from higer and lower primates and with reference to other vertebrates. * Advances our understanding of the occurrence, evolution and significance of lateralization and handedness effects.

Hemispheric Specialisation in Animals and Humans

Hemispheric Specialisation in Animals and Humans
Author: Joël Fagot
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 163
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780863779640
ISBN 13: 0863779646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hemispheric Specialisation in Animals and Humans Book Review:

Functional cerebral specialization is a phenomenon of considerable relevance not only to those investigating normal brain function, but also to scientists who study and treat clinical populations. This special issue of "Laterality" brings together contributions from researchers studying human populations and those using animal models, and includes a discussion of the important issues in the field of lateralization of function. The papers address the origins of laterality and the nature of lateralized functions in various species, as well as relations among the different forms of lateralization. Included are such topics as lateralized memory processes, early experiential effects on laterality, the genetic basis of handedness, perceptual processing in the haptic or visual domain, and learning. Comparisons between human and non-human primate findings and the implications of these findings for our understanding of the phylogenetic basis of hemispheric specialization are also emphasized.; The papers are based on presentations at two symposia that took place in August 1996: "Issues in Laterality", held at the International Congress of Psychology in Montreal; and "Laterality and Hemispheric Specialization in Primates: Brain Behavior and Evolution", held at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, at the joint meetings of the "XVI Congress of the International Primatological Society" and the "XIX Conference of the American Society of Primatologists".

The Evolution of the Primate Hand

The Evolution of the Primate Hand
Author: Tracy L. Kivell,Pierre Lemelin,Brian G. Richmond,Daniel Schmitt
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 589
Release: 2016-08-10
ISBN 10: 1493936468
ISBN 13: 9781493936465
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evolution of the Primate Hand Book Review:

This book demonstrates how the primate hand combines both primitive and novel morphology, both general function with specialization, and both a remarkable degree of diversity within some clades and yet general similarity across many others. Across the chapters, different authors have addressed a variety of specific questions and provided their perspectives, but all explore the main themes described above to provide an overarching “primitive primate hand” thread to the book. Each chapter provides an in-depth review and critical account of the available literature, a balanced interpretation of the evidence from a variety of perspectives, and prospects for future research questions. In order to make this a useful resource for researchers at all levels, the basic structure of each chapter is the same, so that information can be easily consulted from chapter to chapter. An extensive reference list is provided at the end of each chapter so the reader has additional resources to address more specific questions or to find specific data.

The Year in Cognitive Neuroscience

The Year in Cognitive Neuroscience
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 97
Release: 2015
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:945566309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Year in Cognitive Neuroscience Book Review:

"The 2015 installment of The Year in Cognitive Neuroscience series features in-depth reviews exploring human brain lateralization. Specific topics include molecular genetics and genomics; changing views of language that offer new perspectives on the brain circuits and on their asymmetries; evidence showing that hemispheric lateralization is graded rather than binary and that it emerges dynamically over the course of development; the role that hemispheric lateralization plays in reasoning in the intact brain; a preliminary evaluation of two views of the evolution of hemispheric specialization with respect to behavioral and brain asymmetries in primates; and graded specialization within and between the anterior temporal lobes--key regions for the representation of semantic knowledge"--Résumé de l'éditeur.

Neurobiology of Social Communication in Primates

Neurobiology of Social Communication in Primates
Author: Horst D. Steklis,Michael J. Raleigh
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 325
Release: 1979
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015027248932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurobiology of Social Communication in Primates Book Review:

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Micro Meso and Macro Connectomics of the Brain

Micro   Meso  and Macro Connectomics of the Brain
Author: Henry Kennedy,David C. Van Essen,Yves Christen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2016-03-10
ISBN 10: 3319277774
ISBN 13: 9783319277776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Micro Meso and Macro Connectomics of the Brain Book Review:

This book has brought together leading investigators who work in the new arena of brain connectomics. This includes ‘macro-connectome’ efforts to comprehensively chart long-distance pathways and functional networks; ‘micro-connectome’ efforts to identify every neuron, axon, dendrite, synapse, and glial process within restricted brain regions; and ‘meso-connectome’ efforts to systematically map both local and long-distance connections using anatomical tracers. This book highlights cutting-edge methods that can accelerate progress in elucidating static ‘hard-wired’ circuits of the brain as well as dynamic interactions that are vital for brain function. The power of connectomic approaches in characterizing abnormal circuits in the many brain disorders that afflict humankind is considered. Experts in computational neuroscience and network theory provide perspectives needed for synthesizing across different scales in space and time. Altogether, this book provides an integrated view of the challenges and opportunities in deciphering brain circuits in health and disease.

Cerebral Lateralization and Cognition Evolutionary and Developmental Investigations of Behavioral Biases

Cerebral Lateralization and Cognition  Evolutionary and Developmental Investigations of Behavioral Biases
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 457
Release: 2018-08-07
ISBN 10: 0128146729
ISBN 13: 9780128146729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cerebral Lateralization and Cognition Evolutionary and Developmental Investigations of Behavioral Biases Book Review:

Cerebral Lateralization and Cognition: Evolutionary and Developmental Investigations of Motor Biases, Volume 238, the 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 Cognition, Manual laterality and cognition through evolution: An archeological perspective, Laterality in insects, Motor asymmetries in fish, amphibians and reptiles, Visual biases and social cognition in animals, Mother and offspring lateralized social interaction across animal species, Manual bias, personality and cognition in common marmosets and other primates, and more. Presents investigations of cognitive development in an evolutionary framework Provides a better understanding of the causal relationship between motor function and brain organization Brings clinicians and neuroscientists together to consider the relevance of motor biases as behavioral biomarkers of cognitive disorders Includes future possibilities for early detection and motor intervention therapies

Primate Laterality

Primate Laterality
Author: Jeannette P. Ward,William D. Hopkins
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 146124370X
ISBN 13: 9781461243700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primate Laterality Book Review:

This book arrays recent research on the neural and behavioral lateralization of the brain relying heavily on animal modes. The authors employ the comparative method to enhance our understanding of behavior, specifically through hand use and "handedness" by drawing comparisons with studies involving primates. Topics discussed include Patterns of Lateralized Behavior in Prosimians; Behavioral Lateralization in Language-Trained Chimpanzees; Patterns of Handedness: Comparative Study of Nursery School Children and Captive Gorillas; and Rotational Behavior in Children and Adults. It is the first book of its kind devoted entirely to the question of behavioral asymmetries in all primates and thus presents a milestone as it recognizes the accumulating evidence of asymmetry and lateralized behavior in the non-human nervous system.

The Lateralized Brain

The Lateralized Brain
Author: Sebastian Ocklenburg,Onur Gunturkun
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-12-29
ISBN 10: 012803453X
ISBN 13: 9780128034538
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lateralized Brain Book Review:

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 work. It is ideal for courses on hemispheric asymmetries, that is, the functional or structural differences between the left and the right hemispheres of the brain, and also highlights how the widespread use of modern neuroimaging techniques, such as fMRI and DTI has completely changed the way hemispheric asymmetries are currently investigated. Includes references to key articles, books, protocols and online resources for additional, detailed study Presents classic studies that helped define the field Covers key concepts and methods that are explained in separate call out boxes for quick overview Provides introductory short stories (e.g. classic clinical cases) as a starting point for each chapter

Language Evolution

Language Evolution
Author: Gábor Győri
Publsiher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9783631365656
ISBN 13: 3631365659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Language Evolution Book Review:

The volume contains a selection of papers read at recent meetings of the Language Origins Society. The papers address the problem of the origins and evolution of language both as a biological capacity and as a symbol system. The discussions of these issues include approaches from such various fields as biology, ethology, linguistics, philosophy, primatology and psychology. The book is divided into three parts according to the main perspectives taken by the contributors. Part I addresses the relationship between evolution and language and deals with the problem of language origins specifically from various aspects within the framework of human evolution. Part II deals with the question of language structure and function as shaped by evolution. Part III discusses the views of three famous philosophers on language and how these views can be utilized in explanations of language origins.

Human Evolution

Human Evolution
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1992
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106011885859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Perspectives in the Study of Primates

Perspectives in the Study of Primates
Author: Associazione primatologica italiana. Congresso
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 147
Release: 1988
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89033308685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Comparative Vertebrate Cognition

Comparative Vertebrate Cognition
Author: Lesley J. Rogers,Gisela Kaplan
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1441989137
ISBN 13: 9781441989130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comparative Vertebrate Cognition Book Review:

This book explores afresh the long-standing interest, and emphasis on, the `special' capacities of primates. Some of the recent discoveries of the higher cognitive abilities of other mammals and also birds challenge the concept that primates are special and even the view that the cognitive ability of apes is more advanced than that of nonprimate mammals and birds. It is therefore timely to ask whether primates are, in fact, special and to do so from a broad range of perspectives. Divided into five sections this book deals with topics about higher cognition and how it is manifested in different species, and also considers aspects of brain structure that might be associated with complex behavior.

The Lopsided Ape

The Lopsided Ape
Author: Michael C. Corballis
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1993-06-10
ISBN 10: 9780198024521
ISBN 13: 0198024525
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lopsided Ape Book Review:

How great is the evolutionary distance between humans and apes, and what is it that creates that gulf? Philosophers and scientists have debated the question for centuries, but Michael Corballis finds the mystery revealed in our right hands. For humans are the only primates who are predominantly right handed, a sign of the specialization of the left hemisphere of the brain for language. And that specialization, he tells us, makes a massive distance indeed, as he describes what exactly it means to be the lopsided ape. In The Lopsided Ape, Corballis takes us on a fascinating tour of the origins and implications of the specialization of the two halves of the brain--known as laterality--in human evolution. He begins by surveying current views of evolution, ranging from the molecular level--the role of viruses, for instance, in transporting genes between species--to the tremendous implications of such physical changes as walking on two feet. Walking upright freed our ancestors' arms for such things as tool-making and gesturing (a critical part of early language). Corballis argues that the evolution of the brain--and language--was intimately tied up with these changes: The proliferation of objects made by early hominids, in an increasingly artificial environment marked by social cooperation, demanded greater flexibility in communication and even in thinking itself. These evolutionary pressures spurred the development of laterality in the brain. He goes on to look at the structure of language, following the work of Noam Chomsky and others, showing how grammar allows us to create an infinite variety of messages. In examining communication between animals and attempts to teach apes and dolphins language, he demonstrates that only humans have this unlimited ability for expression--an ability that he traces back through hominid evolution. After this engrossing account of what we know about evolution, language, and the human brain, Corballis suggests that the left hemisphere has evolved a Generative Assembling Device, a biological mechanism that allows us to manipulate open-ended forms of representation and provides the basis for mathematics, reasoning, music, art, and play as well as language and manufacture. It is this device, he writes, that truly sets us off from the apes. Both a detailed account of human language and evolution and a convincing argument for a new view of the brain, The Lopsided Ape provides fascinating insight into our origins and the nature of human thought itself.

In the Light of Evolution

In the Light of Evolution
Author: National Academy of Sciences
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2013-01-25
ISBN 10: 0309261783
ISBN 13: 9780309261784
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Light of Evolution Book Review:

The central goal of the In the Light of Evolution (ILE) series is to promote the evolutionary sciences through state-of-the-art colloquia--in the series of Arthur M. Sackler colloquia sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences--and their published proceedings. Each installment explores evolutionary perspectives on a particular biological topic that is scientifically intriguing but also has special relevance to contemporary societal issues or challenges. This book is the outgrowth of the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium "Brain and Behavior," which was sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences on January 20-21, 2012, at the Academy's Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, CA. It is the sixth in a series of Colloquia under the general title "In the Light of Evolution." Specifically, In Light of Evolution: Brain and Behavior focuses on the field of evolutionary neuroscience that now includes a vast array of different approaches, data types, and species. This volume is also available for purchase with the In the Light of Evolution six-volume set.

Laboratory Primate Newsletter

Laboratory Primate Newsletter
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1982
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CHI:22830499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Integrated Mind

The Integrated Mind
Author: Michael S. Gazzaniga,Joseph E. LeDoux
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN 10: 1489922067
ISBN 13: 9781489922069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Integrated Mind Book Review:

In this book we are trying to illuminate the persistent and nag ging questions of how mind, life, and the essence of being relate to brain mechanisms. We do that not because we have a commit ment to bear witness to the boring issue of reductionism but be cause we want to know more about what it's all about. How, in deed, does the brain work? How does it allow us to love, hate, see, cry, suffer, and ultimately understand Kepler's laws? We try to uncover clues to these staggering questions by con sidering the results of our studies on the bisected brain. Several years back, one of us wrote a book with that title, and the ap proach was to describe how brain and behavior are affected when one takes the brain apart. In the present book, we are ready to put it back together, and go beyond, for we feel that split-brain studies are now at the point of contributing to an understanding of the workings of the integrated mind. We are grateful to Dr. Donald Wilson of the Dartmouth Medi cal School for allowing us to test his patients. We would also like to thank our past and present colleagues, including Richard Naka mura, Gail Risse, Pamela Greenwood, Andy Francis, Andrea El berger, Nick Brecha, Lynn Bengston, and Sally Springer, who have been involved in various facets of the experimental studies on the bisected brain described in this book.

Animal Behaviour Abstracts

Animal Behaviour Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015053937218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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International Journal of Primatology

International Journal of Primatology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCR:31210010892816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Two Halves of the Brain

The Two Halves of the Brain
Author: Kenneth Hugdahl,Rene Westerhausen
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2010-06-04
ISBN 10: 0262265648
ISBN 13: 9780262265645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Two Halves of the Brain Book Review:

State-of-the-art research on brain asymmetry, explained from molecular to clinical levels. Hemispheric asymmetry is one of the basic aspects of perception and cognitive processing. The different functions of the left and right hemispheres of the brain have been studied with renewed interest in recent years, as scholars explore applications to new areas, new measuring techniques, and new theoretical approaches. This volume provides a comprehensive view of the latest research in brain asymmetry, offering not only recent empirical and clinical findings but also a coherent theoretical approach to the subject. In chapters that report on the field at levels from the molecular to the clinical, leading researchers address such topics as the evolution and genetics of brain asymmetry; animal models; findings from structural and functional neuroimaging techniques and research; sex differences and hormonal effects; sleep asymmetry; cognitive asymmetry in visual and auditory perception; and auditory laterality and speech perception, memory, and asymmetry in the context of developmental, neurological, and psychiatric disorders. Contributors Katrin Amunts, Ulrike Bayer, Alfredo Brancucci, Vince D. Calhoun, Maria Casagrande, Marco Catani, Michael C. Corballis, Patricia E. Cowell, Timothy J. Crow, Tom Eichele, Stephanie Forkel, Patrick J. Gannon, Isabelle George, Onur Güntürkün, Heikki Hämäläinen, Markus Hausmann, Joseph B. Hellige, Kenneth Hugdahl, Masud Husain, Grégoria Kalpouzos, Bruno Laeng, Martina Manns, Chikashi Michimata, Deborah W. Moncrieff, Lars Nyberg, Godfrey Pearlson, Stefan Pollmann, Victoria Singh-Curry, Iris E.C. Sommer, Tao Sun, Nathan Swanson, Fiia Takio, Michel Thiebaut de Schotten, René Westerhausen