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The Lateralized Brain

The Neuroscience and Evolution of Hemispheric Asymmetries

  • 2nd Edition - February 21, 2024
  • Authors: Sebastian Ocklenburg, Onur Güntürkün
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 3 2 3 - 9 9 7 3 7 - 9
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 3 2 3 - 9 5 9 6 9 - 8

The second edition of The Lateralized Brain: The Neuroscience and Evolution of Hemispheric Asymmetries provides for readers a volume detailing the functional and structura… Read more

The Lateralized Brain

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The second edition of The Lateralized Brain: The Neuroscience and Evolution of Hemispheric Asymmetries provides for readers a volume detailing the functional and structural differences between the left and right hemispheres of the brain, highlighting how the widespread use of modern neuroimaging techniques such as fMRI and DTI have completely changed the way hemispheric asymmetries are currently investigated.

In this new edition, all chapters have been updated with recent advances in the field, and a new chapter on hemispheric asymmetries in development and aging has been integrated. Also featured is a new, larger section on laterality in social behavior, alongside a comprehensive overview about key topics in laterality research, including its history, evolutionary perspectives, brain structure, and the role of the corpus callosum. Chapters cover functional hemispheric asymmetries in language processing, motor behavior, spatial attention, self- and face-perception, emotion processing, and social behavior. Additional topics include the ontogenesis of hemispheric asymmetries and their development over the life span, as well as sex differences and associations with clinical syndromes. This volume can be used by anyone working on hemispheric biology or in courses on hemispheric asymmetries.