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Hemispheric asymmetry : what's right and what's left, Joseph B. Hellige

Label
Hemispheric asymmetry : what's right and what's left
Title
Hemispheric asymmetry
Title remainder
what's right and what's left
Statement of responsibility
Joseph B. Hellige
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A magazine advertisement for a luxury automobile calls it a "car for the left side of your brain" because of its state-of-the-art engineering and a "car for the right side of your brain" because of its sleek styling. In the past few years, such popular renderings of "right brain" and "left brain" functioning have encouraged the belief that the left hemisphere controls symbolic processing and rational thinking while the right hemisphere controls artistic, intuitive, and creative thinking. Joseph B. Hellige argues that this view is far too simplistic. In this book, Hellige attempts to sort what we know about hemispheric asymmetry from the fanciful interpretations popular culture has embraced. The cortex of the human brain, which has more neurons than any other brain structure, is responsible for the higher-order mental processes that make human beings unique among species. Anatomically, the cortex is divided into right and left hemispheres roughly equivalent in appearance but not completely equivalent in information-processing abilities and propensities. Indeed, the two hemispheres are components of a much larger brain system encompassing numerous subcortical structures, all of which interact in the normal brain to produce unity of thought and action. How, then, do the two hemispheres interact to form an integrated information-processing system? What is the relationship of hemispheric asymmetry to perception, cognition, and action? Is hemispheric asymmetry unique to humans, and how did it evolve? In this book, the author surveys the extensive data in the field and provides a valuable overview of our current understanding of hemispheric asymmetry and its evolutionary precedents
Member of
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hellige, Joseph B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP385.5
LC item number
.H45 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WL 335
NLM item number
H477h 1993
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cerebral dominance
  • Brain
  • Dominance, Cerebral
  • Cerebral dominance
  • Laterale dominantie
  • Lateraliteit
  • Hersenfuncties
  • Fisiologia geral
  • Dominance cérébrale
  • Cerveau
  • Hémisphère cérébral
  • Hemisphärendominanz
  • Hemisphärenspezialisierung
Label
Hemispheric asymmetry : what's right and what's left, Joseph B. Hellige
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [351]-382) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Behavioral Asymmetries in Humans
  • A Review of Behavioral Asymmetries
  • Handedness and the Control of Motor Activities
  • Language
  • Visuospatial Processing
  • Emotion
  • The Quest for a Fundamental Dichotomy
  • A Sampling of Suggested Dichotomies
  • Multitask Studies and the Quest for a Fundamental Dichotomy
  • Hemispheric Asymmetry and Components of Perception, Cognition, and Action
  • Five Recurring Themes
  • Language
  • Vision
  • Global versus Local Processing
  • Low versus High Visual-Spatial Frequency
  • Coordinate versus Categorical Spatial Relations
  • Relationships among Components of Vision
  • Imagery
  • Attention
  • Components of Visual Orienting
  • Regulation of Alertness
  • Learning about Behavioral Asymmetries in Humans
  • Hemisphere-Specific Priming and Interference
  • Biological Asymmetries in the Human Brain
  • Anatomical Asymmetries
  • Pharmacological and Chemical Asymmetries
  • Callosal Connectivity
  • Biology and Behavior
  • Behavioral and Brain Asymmetries in Nonhuman Species
  • Motor Performance
  • Primates
  • Rodents
  • The Consequences of Unilateral Brain Injury
  • Other Species
  • The Production and Perception of Vocalizations
  • Primates
  • Rodents
  • Birds
  • Other Species
  • Visuospatial Processes
  • Primates
  • Rodents
  • Birds
  • Split-Brain Patients and the Positive Competence of Each Hemisphere
  • Perceptual Asymmetries in Neurologically Intact Individuals
  • Response Asymmetries in Neurologically Intact Individuals
  • Measures of Localized Brain Activity
  • The Plan of the Book
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 396 pages
Isbn
9780674387300
Lccn
92049175
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26396426
  • (OCoLC)ocm26396426
Label
Hemispheric asymmetry : what's right and what's left, Joseph B. Hellige
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [351]-382) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Behavioral Asymmetries in Humans
  • A Review of Behavioral Asymmetries
  • Handedness and the Control of Motor Activities
  • Language
  • Visuospatial Processing
  • Emotion
  • The Quest for a Fundamental Dichotomy
  • A Sampling of Suggested Dichotomies
  • Multitask Studies and the Quest for a Fundamental Dichotomy
  • Hemispheric Asymmetry and Components of Perception, Cognition, and Action
  • Five Recurring Themes
  • Language
  • Vision
  • Global versus Local Processing
  • Low versus High Visual-Spatial Frequency
  • Coordinate versus Categorical Spatial Relations
  • Relationships among Components of Vision
  • Imagery
  • Attention
  • Components of Visual Orienting
  • Regulation of Alertness
  • Learning about Behavioral Asymmetries in Humans
  • Hemisphere-Specific Priming and Interference
  • Biological Asymmetries in the Human Brain
  • Anatomical Asymmetries
  • Pharmacological and Chemical Asymmetries
  • Callosal Connectivity
  • Biology and Behavior
  • Behavioral and Brain Asymmetries in Nonhuman Species
  • Motor Performance
  • Primates
  • Rodents
  • The Consequences of Unilateral Brain Injury
  • Other Species
  • The Production and Perception of Vocalizations
  • Primates
  • Rodents
  • Birds
  • Other Species
  • Visuospatial Processes
  • Primates
  • Rodents
  • Birds
  • Split-Brain Patients and the Positive Competence of Each Hemisphere
  • Perceptual Asymmetries in Neurologically Intact Individuals
  • Response Asymmetries in Neurologically Intact Individuals
  • Measures of Localized Brain Activity
  • The Plan of the Book
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 396 pages
Isbn
9780674387300
Lccn
92049175
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26396426
  • (OCoLC)ocm26396426

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