The Evolution of Hemispheric Specialization in Primates

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  • Author : William D. Hopkins
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 312 pages
  • ISBN : 9780080557809
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The Evolution of Hemispheric Specialization in Primates

The Evolution of Hemispheric Specialization in Primates
  • Author : William D. Hopkins
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 18 September 2007
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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,

Hemispheric Specialisation in Animals and Humans

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  • Author : Joël Fagot
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 03 December 1997
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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 the important issues in the field of lateralization of function. The papers address the origins of laterality and the nature of lateralized functions in various species, as well as relations

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 03 December 2021
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  • Author : Jeannette P. Ward,William D. Hopkins
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 25 March 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

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  • Author : Tracy L. Kivell,Pierre Lemelin,Brian G. Richmond,Daniel Schmitt
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 10 August 2016
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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 perspectives, but all explore the main themes described above to provide an overarching “primitive primate hand” thread to the book. Each chapter provides an in-depth review and critical account of

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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 07 August 2018
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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 Cognition, Manual laterality and cognition through evolution: An archeological perspective, Laterality in insects, Motor asymmetries in fish, amphibians and reptiles, Visual biases and social cognition in animals, Mother and offspring

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  • Author : Michael C. Corballis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 10 June 1993
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How great is the evolutionary distance between humans and apes, and what is it that creates that gulf? Philosophers and scientists have debated the question for centuries, but Michael Corballis finds the mystery revealed in our right hands. For humans are the only primates who are predominantly right handed, a sign of the specialization of the left hemisphere of the brain for language. And that specialization, he tells us, makes a massive distance indeed, as he describes what exactly it

The Mind of the Chimpanzee

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  • Author : Elizabeth V. Lonsdorf,Stephen R. Ross,Tetsuro Matsuzawa
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 15 August 2010
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Understanding the chimpanzee mind is akin to opening a window onto human consciousness. Many of our complex cognitive processes have origins that can be seen in the way that chimpanzees think, learn, and behave. The Mind of the Chimpanzee brings together scores of prominent scientists from around the world to share the most recent research into what goes on inside the mind of our closest living relative. Intertwining a range of topics—including imitation, tool use, face recognition, culture, cooperation,

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  • Author : Horest Steklis
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 02 December 2012
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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 evolutionary neurobiology of primate communication. The effects of brain lesions and stimulation on vocalization in New and Old World monkeys, relation between species differences in peripheral vocal structures and species

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  • Author : Andrew D. M. Smith
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release : 03 December 2021
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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 language, and brings together researchers from many subject areas, including anthropology, archaeology, biology, cognitive science, computer science, genetics, linguistics, neuroscience, palaeontology, primatology and psychology. The latest theoretical, experimental and modelling

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  • Author : Michael L. Platt,Asif A. Ghazanfar
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 16 August 2012
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Why do people find monkeys and apes so compelling to watch? One clear answer is that they seem so similar to us—a window into our own minds and how we have evolved over millennia. As Charles Darwin wrote in his Notebook, "He who understands baboon would do more toward metaphysics than Locke." Darwin recognized that behavior and cognition, and the neural architecture that support them, evolved to solve specific social and ecological problems. Defining these problems for neurobiological study,

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Individual Differences in Hemispheric Specialization
  • Author : A. Glass
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
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This volume originates from a NATO Advanced Research Workshop held in Maratea. Italy from 8th-15th October 198~. Aims and contributions are described at greater length in the Introduction and the following chapters. It is hoped that this volume will provide a critical overview of hemispheric specialization in relation to individual differences, but one that is not intended to be comprehensive. Three contributions on this theme are made by authors who were invited to the Workshop but were unable to participate

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  • Author : Lesley J. Rogers,Gisela Kaplan
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
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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 advanced than that of nonprimate mammals and birds. It is therefore timely to ask whether primates are, in fact, special and to do so from a broad range of perspectives.

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  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 25 February 2014
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