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.

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.

Primate Laterality

Primate Laterality
Author: Jeannette P. Ward,William D. Hopkins
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 356
Release: 1993-03-25
ISBN 10: 9780387979618
ISBN 13: 0387979611
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.

Neurobiology of Social Communication In Primates

Neurobiology of Social Communication In Primates
Author: Horest Steklis
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN 10: 0323155200
ISBN 13: 9780323155205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurobiology of Social Communication In Primates Book Review:

Neurobiology of Social Communication in Primates: An Evolutionary Perspective presents evidence on the neural basis of communicative behavior in primates, reevaluating the relationship between human language and animal communication in view of the linguistic abilities of chimpanzees. This book consists of 10 chapters. Chapter 1 discusses some of the persistent problems in evolutionary neurobiology of primate communication. The effects of brain lesions and stimulation on vocalization in New and Old World monkeys, relation between species differences in peripheral vocal structures and species contrasts in vocal performance, and anatomy and physiology of the nonhuman primate auditory system are reviewed in Chapters 2 to 4. Chapters 5 to 7 examine the effects of electrical brain stimulation on human verbal communication and facial expression, clinical data pertaining to language pathologies, and neural mechanisms of manual and oral control. The last three chapters summarize the materials presented in earlier chapters. This publication is recommended for neuroscientists, behavioral biologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, and students interested in the evolutionary heritage of human speech and language.

Individual Differences in Hemispheric Specialization

Individual Differences in Hemispheric Specialization
Author: A. Glass
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1468478990
ISBN 13: 9781468478990
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Individual Differences in Hemispheric Specialization Book Review:

This volume originates from a NATO Advanced Research Workshop held in Maratea. Italy from 8th-15th October 198~. Aims and contributions are described at greater length in the Introduction and the following chapters. It is hoped that this volume will provide a critical overview of hemispheric specialization in relation to individual differences, but one that is not intended to be comprehensive. Three contributions on this theme are made by authors who were invited to the Workshop but were unable to participate in it. The volume contains a critical appraisal of the differentially specialized functions of left and right human cerebral hemispheres in verbal and visuospatial domains respectively (formerly cerebral dominance). in relation to individual variation due. for example. to gender and handedness. Critical cross-comparison of several methods of assessing hemispheric specialization such as perceptual/behavioral. clinical/neurological. electrophysiological and "real time" methods of assessment of cerebral orientation have been made. Individual differences have been considered in relation to statistical concepts in the assessment of cerebral lateralization. Some emphasis has been placed on the application of these methods and concepts to psychopathology.

Biological and Behavioral Determinants of Language Development

Biological and Behavioral Determinants of Language Development
Author: Norman A. Krasnegor,Duane M. Rumbaugh,Richard L. Schiefelbusch,Michael Studdert-Kennedy
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2013-11-12
ISBN 10: 1317760018
ISBN 13: 9781317760016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological and Behavioral Determinants of Language Development Book Review:

This book presents a current, interdisciplinary perspective on language requisites from both a biological/comparative perspective and from a developmental/learning perspective. Perspectives regarding language and language acquisition are advanced by scientists of various backgrounds -- speech, hearing, developmental psychology, comparative psychology, and language intervention. This unique volume searches for a rational interface between findings and perspectives generated by language studies with humans and with chimpanzees. Intended to render a reconsideration as to the essence of language and the requisites to its acquisition, it also provides readers with perspectives defined by various revisionists who hold that language might be other than the consequence of a mutation unique to humans and might, fundamentally, not be limited to speech.

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

Language Origin A Multidisciplinary Approach

Language Origin  A Multidisciplinary Approach
Author: Jan Wind,Brunetto Chiarelli,Bernard Bichakjian,Alberto Nocentini,Abraham Jonker
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2013-03-09
ISBN 10: 9401720398
ISBN 13: 9789401720397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Language Origin A Multidisciplinary Approach Book Review:

Language Origin: A Multidisciplinary Approach presents a synthesis of viewpoints and data on linguistic, psychological, anatomical and behavioral studies on living species of Primates and provides a comparative framework for the evaluation of paleoanthropological studies. This double endeavor makes it possible to direct new research on the nature and evolution of human language and cognition. The book is directed to students of linguistics, biology, anthropoloy, anatomy, physiology, neurology, psychology, archeology, paleontology, and other related fields. A better understanding of speech pathology may stem from a better understanding of the relationship of human communication to the evolution of our species. The book is conceived as a timely contribution to such knowledge since it allows, for the first time, a systematic assessment of the origins of human language from a comprehensive array of scientific viewpoints.

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

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.

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.

Handedness and Brain Asymmetry

Handedness and Brain Asymmetry
Author: Marian Annett
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9781841691046
ISBN 13: 1841691046
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handedness and Brain Asymmetry Book Review:

Are symmetries for hand and brain associated with intelligence, spatial reasoning or skill at sports? Marian Annett draws on a working lifetime of research to help provide answers to this crucial question.

The Design of Animal Communication

The Design of Animal Communication
Author: Marc D. Hauser,Mark Konishi
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 701
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780262582230
ISBN 13: 0262582236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Design of Animal Communication Book Review:

Based on the approach laid out in the 1950s by Nobel laureate Nikolaas Tinbergen, this book looks at animal communication from the four perspectives of mechanisms, ontogeny, function, and phylogeny.

Complexity of the Self

Complexity of the Self
Author: V. F. Guidano
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 1987-05-09
ISBN 10: 9780898620122
ISBN 13: 0898620120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complexity of the Self Book Review:

In this profound work, Vittorio Guidano expands upon his earlier seminal contributions on the application of cognitive and developmental principles to individuals struggling with various forms of psychopathology. Here, he fully develops the idea that individuals' experience, both positive and negative, are powerfully influenced by their personal ``psychological organizations.'Focusing primarily on the eating disorders, the phobias (with agoraphobia as the prototype) obsessive-compulsive patterns, and depression, Guidano illustrates how early developmental experiences and ongoing psychological processes may collude to perpetuate dysfunctional patterns and personal distress. The central and perhaps most exciting thesis in this new expression of Guidano's thinking is that the ``deep structure' or ``core organizing processes`` that constrain human psychological experience may be at the heart of successful intervention as well as the classical problems of resistance, relapse, and refractory behaviors. Guidano's contention is at once simple and powerful: those psychological processes involved in the development and maintenance of personal identity, or ``self' that should be the primary foci of research and intervention in psychological disorders. The meaning of Guidano's perspective for clinical practice is perhaps best expressed in the author's own words: ``Knowing the basic elements of the personal cognitive organization that underlie the pattern of disturbed behavior and emotions, the therapist can behave, from the beginning, in such a way as to build a relationship as effective as possible for that particular client. In other words, the therapist should be able to establish a relationship that respects the client's personal identity and systemic coherence and that, at the same time, does not confirm the basic pathogenic assumptions. For example, in working with agoraphobics, the therapist has to respect their self-images centered on the need to be in control. He/she can do this by avoiding any direct attack on their controlling attitudes and by leaving them a wide margin of control in the relationship. At the same time the therapist should avoid confirming their assumptions about the somatic origin of their emotional disturbances or about their inborn fragility. In short, the therapist who can anticipate the models of self and reality tacitly entertained by the client is surely better able to help the development of a cooperative and secure therapeutic relationship than the therapist who cannot make such anticipations. This timely and provocative volume offers exciting new ideas about how to conceptualize and facilitate change in the ``self system.' With the rare combination of his Renaissance intellect and integrative practical expertise, Guidano has been able to draw together many disparate themes from object relations theory, ego psychology, attachment theory, constructivist models of human cognition, and lifespan developmental psychology. It is must reading for the practicing professional, the helping apprentice, and anyone interested in glimpsing the cutting edge at the growing interface between cognitive and clinical science.

Primate Psychology

Primate Psychology
Author: Dario MAESTRIPIERI
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 631
Release: 2009-06-30
ISBN 10: 0674040422
ISBN 13: 9780674040427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primate Psychology Book Review:

This book, one of the few comprehensive attempts at integrating behavioral research into human and nonhuman primates, does precisely that--and in doing so, offers a clear, in-depth look at the mutually enlightening work being done in psychology and primatology. The authors focus primarily on social processes in areas including aggression, conflict resolution, sexuality, attachment, parenting, social development and affiliation, cognitive development, social cognition, personality, emotions, vocal and nonvocal communication, cognitive neuroscience, and psychopathology.

Evolution of nervous systems

Evolution of nervous systems
Author: Jon H. Kaas
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 2300
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780123925619
ISBN 13: 0123925614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Pediatric ENT

Pediatric ENT
Author: John M. Graham,Glenis K. Scadding,Peter D. Bull
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2007-09-07
ISBN 10: 3540330399
ISBN 13: 9783540330394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pediatric ENT Book Review:

This concise textbook covers all the practical and theoretical aspects necessary for those taking exams or wishing to update their knowledge of pediatric ENT medicine. The book is divided into sections covering rhinology, otology and head and neck problems. Uniformly structured chapters, written by internationally recognized experts in their fields, cover all relevant topics comprehensively and succinctly. The book includes more than 300 figures, almost half in color. This useful and reader-friendly textbook will be inspirational to young specialists with an interest in pediatric ENT, useful to those who are due to take their final exams, and informative for established specialists.

Cerebral Laterality

Cerebral Laterality
Author: Frederick L. Kitterle
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2013-01-11
ISBN 10: 1134750331
ISBN 13: 9781134750337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cerebral Laterality Book Review:

Research on clinical populations and studies of normal individuals support the conclusion that there are functional differences between the cerebral hemispheres. This book captures some of the major developments in the field of cerebral laterality research of the last five years. These include lateralization in non-human primates, computational models of hemispheric processing, hemispheric transfer and interaction, perceptual asymmetries, techniques to measure dynamic changes in hemispheric processing of information, and new conceptualizations of the relation between handedness and cerebral laterality. The topics discussed exhibit an interconnectedness such that the approaches and techniques used in one area of cerebral laterality research have implications for research in other disciplines. They also reflect changes in the conceptualization of general theoretical issues regarding cerebral laterality research.

Neuroscience based Cognitive Therapy

Neuroscience based Cognitive Therapy
Author: Tullio Scrimali
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-04-13
ISBN 10: 1119943035
ISBN 13: 9781119943037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuroscience based Cognitive Therapy Book Review:

A pioneer of CBT explores recent advances in neuroscience, showing how they can be applied in practice to improve the effectiveness of cognitive therapy for clients with a wide range of diagnoses including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and schizophrenia Utilizes the latest advances in neuroscience to introduce tools that allow clinicians, for the first time, to directly ‘measure' the effectiveness of cognitive therapy interventions Rigorously based in neuroscientific research, yet designed to be readable and jargon-free for a professional market of CBT practitioners Covers theory, assessment, and the treatment of a wide range of specific disorders including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, addictions and schizophrenia Written by a respected pioneer in the field

Evolution of Nervous Systems

Evolution of Nervous Systems
Author: Georg F. Striedter,Theodore H. Bullock,Todd M. Preuss,John Rubenstein,Leah A. Krubitzer
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 2000
Release: 2006-12-15
ISBN 10: 9780123925602
ISBN 13: 0123925606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolution of Nervous Systems Book Review:

All biology only makes sense when seen in the light of evolution, and this is especially true for the nervous system. All animals have nervous systems that mediate their behaviors, many of them species specific. Yet, these nervous systems all evolved from the simple nervous system of a common ancestor. To understand these nervous systems, we need to know how they vary and how this variation emerged in evolution. Over 100 distinguished neuroscientists have assembled, for the first time, the current state-of-the-art knowledge on how nervous systems evolved throughout the animal kingdom. This four-volume overview is rich in detail and broad in scope, and outlines the changes in brain and nervous system organization that occurred from the first vertebrates to present day fishes, reptiles, birds, mammals, and especially primates, including humans. The basic principles of brain evolution are discussed, as well as mechanisms of change, which involved gene expression and altered the courses of embryonic development. The reader can select from chapters on highly specific topics as well as those providing an overview of current thinking and approaches. This unique major reference promises to become the gold standard for those interested in evolution and in nervous systems. Also available online via ScienceDirect (2006) - featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com. Broadly covers topics ranging from genetic control of development in invertebrates to human cognition Incorporates the expertise of over 100 outstanding investigators who provide their conclusions in the context of the latest experimental results Presents areas of disagreement as well as consensus views