Nonhuman primates as models of hemispheric specialization

Vauclair, J and Fagot, J and Dépy, D (1999) Nonhuman primates as models of hemispheric specialization. [Book Chapter]

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The present chapter concerns the issue of hemispheric specialization for perceptual and cognitive processes. In spite of a long-lasting view that only humans are lateralized (e.g., Warren, 1980), there is now strong documentation for anatomical lateralizations, functional lateralizations, or both in several animal taxa, including birds, rodents, and nonhuman primates (see Bradshaw & Rogers, 1993; Hellige, 1993). We selectively report demonstrations from studies of nonhuman primates. After a short review of the evidence for structural (anatomical) lateralization, we describe...

Item Type:Book Chapter
Keywords:hemispheric specialization, animal models, nonhuman primates, lateralization, visual processing
Subjects:Neuroscience > Behavioral Neuroscience
ID Code:3604
Deposited By: Vauclair, Pr Jacques
Deposited On:30 Apr 2004
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55


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