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
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Evolution of Hemispheric Specialization in Primates written by William D. Hopkins which was release on 18 September 2007, this book published by Elsevier. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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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  • Author : Joël Fagot
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Total pages : 172
  • ISBN : 9780080557809
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 1993-03-25
  • Total pages : 372
  • ISBN : 9780080557809
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Total pages : 97
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Summary : "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 ...

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-08-10
  • Total pages : 589
  • ISBN : 9780080557809
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2010-08-15
  • Total pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9780080557809
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-07
  • Total pages : 457
  • ISBN : 9780080557809
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Author : Horest Steklis
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-12-02
  • Total pages : 340
  • ISBN : 9780080557809
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Author : Asif A. Ghazanfar
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-08-16
  • Total pages : 706
  • ISBN : 9780080557809
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Summary : This edited volume is the first of its kind to bridge the epistemological gap between primate ethologists and primate neurobiologists. Leading experts in several fields review work ranging from primate foraging behavior to the neurophysiology of motor control, from vocal communication to the functions of the auditory cortex....

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  • Author : Andrew D. M. Smith
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Total pages : 552
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Summary : This volume comprises refereed papers and abstracts of the 8th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (EVOLANG8), held in Utrecht on 14-17 April 2010. As the leading international conference in the field, the biennial EVOLANG meeting is characterized by an invigorating, multidisciplinary approach to the origins and evolution of human ...

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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Total pages : 386
  • ISBN : 9780080557809
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2014-02-25
  • Total pages : 544
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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-23
  • Total pages : 2007
  • ISBN : 9780080557809
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Summary : Evolution of Nervous Systems, Second Edition is a unique, major reference which offers the gold standard for those interested both in evolution and nervous systems. 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 ...

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  • Author : Gerald Young
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-02-28
  • Total pages : 608
  • ISBN : 9780080557809
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Summary : The third book in Young’s unique trilogy on causality and development continues to locate and define the central role of causality in biopsychosocial and network/systems development, and as a unifying concept of psychology itself. As a way of discussing causality, in general, initially, the book focuses on the ...