Behavioral Lateralization in Vertebrates: Two Sides of the by Davide Csermely,Lucia Regolin

By Davide Csermely,Lucia Regolin

Functional lateralization within the human mind was once first pointed out within the vintage observations through Broca within the 19th century. just one hundred years later, although, examine in this subject begun anew, studying that people percentage mind lateralization not just with different mammals, yet with different vertebrates or even invertebrates. experiences on lateralization have additionally got significant awareness lately as a result of their very important evolutionary implications, changing into an immense and flourishing box of research world wide between ethnologists and psychologists.

The chapters of this ebook drawback the emergence and adaptive functionality of lateralization in numerous facets of habit for a variety of vertebrate taxa. those experiences span from how lateralization impacts a few facets of health in fishes, or the way it impacts the predatory and the exploratory habit of lizards, to navigation within the homing flights of pigeons, social studying in chicks, the impression of lateralization at the ontogeny technique of chicks, and the similarity of handbook lateralization (handedness) among people and apes, our closest relatives.

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