Duality and Unity of the Brain: Unified Functioning and Specialisation of the Hemispheres Proceedings of an International Symposium held at The Wenner-Gren Center, Stockholm, May 29 - 31, 1986

Duality and Unity of the Brain: Unified Functioning and Specialisation of the Hemispheres Proceedings of an International Symposium held at The Wenner-Gren Center, Stockholm, May 29 - 31, 1986

by David Ottoson

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ISBN-13: 9781461290810
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 06/14/2012
Series: Wenner-Gren Center International Symposium Series , #47
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1987
Pages: 500
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Session I Neuroanatomical and Neurochemical Asymmetries of the Brain.- 1. Functional and Neurochemical Asymmetry in the Corpus Striatum.- 2. Laterality in the Neuroendocrine System.- 3. Mechanisms of Brain Asymmetry: New Evidence and Hypotheses.- 4. Asymmetry in the Cerebral Cortex: Development, Estrogen Receptors, Neuron/Glial Ratios, Immune Deficiency and Enrichment/ Overcrowding.- Session II Handedness and Hemispheric Specialization.- 5. Handedness and Cerebral Organization: Data from Clinical and Normal Populations.- 6. Diversities in Right-handers in Left-hemisphere Processing.- 7. Normal Variation in Human Brain Organization: Relation to Handedness, Sex and Cognitive Abilities.- 8. The Evolution of Handedness in Primates.- 9. Spontaneous Drawing in an Unselected Sample of Patients with Unilateral Cerebral Damage.- 10. Extreme Mathematical Talent: A Hormonally Induced Ability?.- Session III Emotion, Attention and Arousal.- 11. Disorders of Emotional Behaviour and of Autonomic Arousal Resulting from Unilateral Brain Damage.- 12. Hemisphere Specialization: A Mechanism for Unifying Anterior and Posterior Brain Regions.- 13. Hemispheric Asymmetry and Positive-Negative Affect.- 14. Variations in Arousal Asymmetry: Implications for Face Processing.- 15. Lateralization of Associative Processes: Human Conditioning Studies.- 16. Laterality and Unconscious Processes.- Session IV Language and Hemispheric Specialization.- 17. Hemispheric Monitoring.- 18. The Intrahemispheric Localization and Some Electrophysiological Correlates of Language and Memory.- 19. Single Neuron Activity in the Right and Left Human Temporal Lobe During Listening and Speaking.- 20. CT Scan Lesions and Language Behavior in Left-handed Aphasia Cases: Observation of Separate Hemispheric Dominances for Handedness, Speech Output and/or Comprehension.- 21. Lateralization of Language in Children with Developmental Dyslexia: A Critical Review of Visual Half-field Studies.- Session V Integration of Hemispheric Functions.- 22. Role of Callosal Connections in the Representation of the Visual Field in the Primary Visual Cortex of the Cat.- 23. Reversed Brain Anatomical Asymmetries in Schizophrenia: A Search for Contributing Variables.- 24. Subcortical Influences on Cortical Processing in ‘Split’ Brains.- 25. Specificity and Plasticity in Interhemispheric Integration: Evidence from Callosal Agenesis.- 26. Hemispheric Functions Evaluated by Measurements of the Regional Cerebral Blood Flow.- 27. Interhemispheric Interaction: Models, Paradigms and Recent Findings.- 28. Neuroanatomical Aspects of Hemisphere Specialization in Humans.

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