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The twenty-three contributions in Brain Asymmetry provide a comprehensive survey of modern research on laterality and brain asymmetry, showcasing new approaches and novel domains in which knowledge of the asymmetrical functioning of the brain is a key issue for the complete understanding of the phenomenon. Of particular note is the inclusion of material on laterality, learning, attention, and emotion and their relation to subcortical and peripheral structures and processes.
In addition, the clinical relevance of brain asymmetry for neuropsychological and psychopathological practice is surveyed.Following a preface and historical overview,
chapters are divided into eight parts that cover: Phylogenetic Antecedents and
Anatomical Bases; Perceptual, Cognitive, and Motor Lateralization; Attention and
Learning; Central-Autonomic Integration; Emotional Lateralization; Interhemispheric
Interaction; Ontogeny and Developmental Disabilities; and
Psychopathology.Contributors : Marie T. Banich. Brenda E. Berge. Carol A. Boliek.
Halle D. Brown. Gerard E. Bruder. Richard J. Davidson. Marian Cleeves Diamond. Jack
E. Downhill. Jane E. Edmonds. Albert M. Galaburda. Josh Hall. Anne Harrington.
Kenneth M. Heilman. Joseph B. Hellige. Kenneth Hugdahl. George W. Hynd. J. Richard
Jennings. Stephen M. Kosslyn. Richard D. Laine. David Warren Lewis. Jacqueline
Liederman. Mario Liotti. Richard Marshall. John E. Obrzut. Michael Peters. Robert G.
Robinson. Sidney J. Segalowitz. Justine Sergent. Don M. Tucker. Werner Wittling.
Eran Zaidel.A Bradford Book
The MIT Press
|1||Unfinished Business: Models of Laterality in the Nineteenth Century||3|
|2||The Influence of Gonadal Steroids on the Asymmetry of the Cerebral Cortex||31|
|3||Anatomic Basis of Cerebral Dominance||51|
|4||Hemispheric Differences in Visual Object Processing: Structural versus Allocation Theories||77|
|5||Hemispheric Asymmetry for Components of Visual Information Processing||99|
|6||Dichotic Listening: Probing Temporal Lobe Functional Integrity||123|
|7||Hemispheric Contribution to Face Processing: Patterns of Convergence and Divergence||157|
|8||Handedness and Its Relation to Other Indices of Cerebral Lateralization||183|
|10||Classical Conditioning and Implicit Learning: The Right Hemisphere Hypothesis||235|
|11||Hemispheric Asymmetry, Autonomic Asymmetry, and the Problem of Sudden Cardiac Death||271|
|12||Brain Asymmetry in the Control of Autonomic-Physiologic Activity||305|
|13||Cerebral Asymmetry, Emotion, and Affective Style||361|
|14||Emotion in Asymmetric Corticolimbic Networks||389|
|15||Interhemispheric Processing: Theoretical Considerations and Empirical Approaches||427|
|16||A Reinterpretation of the Split-Brain Syndrome: Implications for the Function of Corticocortical Fibers||451|
|17||Interhemispheric Transfer in the Split Brain: Long-term Status Following Complete Cerebral Commissurotomy||491|
|18||Phylogeny and Ontogeny of Cerebral Lateralization||535|
|19||Functional Asymmetries in Infancy and Early Childhood: A Review of Electrophysiologic Studies and Their Implications||579|
|20||Learning Disabilities: Neuroanatomic Asymmetries||617|
|21||Perceptual Laterality in Developmental Learning Disabilities||637|
|22||Cerebral Laterality and Psychopathology: Perceptual and Event-Related Potential Asymmetries in Affective and Schizophrenic Disorders||661|
|23||Lateralization of Psychopathology in Response to Focal Brain Injury||693|