Primate Laterality: Current Behavioral Evidence of Primate Asymmetries by Jeannette P. WardPrimate Laterality: Current Behavioral Evidence of Primate Asymmetries by Jeannette P. Ward

Primate Laterality: Current Behavioral Evidence of Primate Asymmetries

EditorJeannette P. Ward, William D. Hopkins

Paperback | March 25, 1993

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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.
Title:Primate Laterality: Current Behavioral Evidence of Primate AsymmetriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pagesPublished:March 25, 1993Publisher:Springer New York

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0387979611

ISBN - 13:9780387979618

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Table of Contents

1 Handedness in Apes and Monkeys: Some Views From the Past.- 2 Patterns of Lateralized Behavior in Prosimians.- 3 An Exploration of Manual Preference and Performance in Crabeating Macaques.- 4 Manual Preference in Varieties of Reaching in Squirrel Monkeys.- 5 Cerebral Asymmetry, Interhemispheric Interaction and Handedness: Second Thoughts About Comparative Laterality Research With Nonhuman Primates, About a Theory and Some Preliminary Results.- 6 Manual Preference in Prosimians, Monkeys and Apes.- 7 Lateralized Hand Use in the Precultural Behavior of the Koshima Monkeys (Macaca fuscata).- 8 Manual Specialization in Gorillas and Baboons.- 9 Behavioral Lateralization in Language-Trained Chimpanzees.- 10 Ontogeny of Object Manipulation and Manual Lateralization in the Guinea Baboon: Preliminary Observations.- 11 The Ontogeny of Lateralized Behavior in Nonhuman Primates With Special Reference to Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes).- 12 Patterns of Handedness: Comparative Study of Nursery School Children and Captive Gorillas.- 13 Hand Preference for Visually-Guided Reaching in Human Infants and Adults.- 14 Rotational Behavior in Children and Adults.- 15 Implications of Primate Functional Asymmetries for the Evolution of Cerebral Hemispheric Specialization.- Author Index.