Brain Asymmetry / Edition 1

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262540797
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 1/5/1996
  • Series: Bradford Books Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 749
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard J. Davidson is the William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin. He is coeditor of Brain Asymmetry (MIT Press, 1994) and Foundations in Social Neuroscience (MIT Press, 2001).

Kenneth Hugdahl is Professor of Biological and Medical Psychology at the University of Bergen, Norway. He is coeditor of Brain Asymmetry and The Asymmetrical Brain (2002), both published by the MIT Press.

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Table of Contents

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
9 Attentional Asymmetries 217
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
Contributors 713
Index 717
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