Comparative Vertebrate Lateralization by Lesley J. RogersComparative Vertebrate Lateralization by Lesley J. Rogers

Comparative Vertebrate Lateralization

EditorLesley J. Rogers, Richard Andrew

Paperback | July 28, 2008

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This book takes a comparative and integrative approach to lateralization in a wide range of vertebrate species, including humans, and highlights model systems that have proved invaluable in elucidating the function, causes, development, and evolution of lateralization. The volume is arranged in four parts, beginning with the evolution of lateralization, moving to its development, cognitive dimensions, and finally its role in memory. Experts in lateralization in lower vertebrates, birds, nonprimate mammals, and primates have contributed chapters in which they discuss their own research and consider its implications to humans.
Title:Comparative Vertebrate LateralizationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 1.34 inPublished:July 28, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521787009

ISBN - 13:9780521787000


Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Part I. Evolution of Lateralization: 1. How ancient is lateralization? G. Vallortigara and A. Bisazza; 2. The earliest origins and subsequent evolution of lateralization R. J. Andrew; 3. The nature of lateralization in tetrapods R. J. Andrew and L. J. Rogers; 4. Advantages and disadvantages of lateralization L. J. Rogers; Part II. Development of Lateralization: 5. Behavioral development and lateralization R. J. Andrew; 6. Factors affecting the development of lateralization in chicks C. Deng and L. J. Rogers; 7. Ontogony of visual lateralization in pigeons O. Güntürkün; 8. Development of laterality and the role of the corpus callosum in rodents and humans P. E. Cowell and V. H. Denenberg; 9. Posture and laterality in human and nonhuman primates: asymmetries in maternal handling and the infant's early motor asymmetries E. Damerose and J. Vauclair; Part III. Cognition and Lateralization: 10. Evidence of cerebral lateralization from senses other than vision R. J. Andrew and J. A. S. Watkins; 11. Facing an obstacle: lateralization of object and spatial cognition G. Vallortigara and L. Regolin; 12. Laterality of communicative behaviors in nonhuman primates: a critical analysis W. D. Hopkins and S. F. Carriba; 13. Specialized processing of primate facial and vocal expressions: evidence for cerebral asymmetries D. J. Weiss, A. A. Ghazanfar, C. T. Miller and M. D. Hauser; Part IV. Lateralization and Memory: 14. Memory and lateralized recall A. N. B. Johnston and S. P. R. Rose; 15. Memory formation and brain lateralization R. J. Andrew; Epilogue; Appendix; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"This volume bears witness to a groundswell of interest in brain laterality and its implications for the study of the mind. Andrew & Rogers perform an enormous service in bringing data from animal behaviour, neuroanatomy and electrophysiology into contact with traditional zoological concerns such as genetics, embryology and population biology." Animal Behaviour