The Evolution of Hemispheric Specialization in Primates

Written By William D. Hopkins
The Evolution of Hemispheric Specialization in Primates
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 18 September 2007
  • ISBN : 9780080557809
  • Pages : 312 pages
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Download or read book entitled The Evolution of Hemispheric Specialization in Primates by author: William D. Hopkins which was release on 18 September 2007 and published by Elsevier with total page 312 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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 Hemispheric Specialization in Primates

The Evolution of Hemispheric Specialization in Primates
  • Author : William D. Hopkins
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2007-09-18
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9780080557809
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 396
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Total pages : 136
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1982
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  • Author : National Institutes of Health (U.S.). Division of Research Grants
  • Publisher : Unknown
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  • Publisher : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Total pages : 275
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Publisher : Academic Press
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  • Author : Associazione primatologica italiana. Congresso
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Total pages : 147
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  • Release Date : 1982
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  • Author : Renato Dulbecco
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  • Release Date : 1997
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  • Author : Michael C. Corballis,Michael C.. Corballis
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Total pages : 255
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Summary : Human Laterality presents the main facts of human laterality as they are known. Drawing on evidence from normal, intact human beings and neurological patients, along with material on asymmetries in other species, this book traces the development of laterality, its evolution, and inheritance. This text also reviews the literature on ...

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
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  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Release Date : 1994
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