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Published by s.n.] in [Toronto .
Written in English


  • Brain -- Localization of functions.,
  • Cerebral dominance.,
  • Cerebral hemispheres.

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Statementby James Reed Maxwell.
The Physical Object
Pagination199 leaves :
Number of Pages199
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18157486M

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By agreement with the publisher, this book is accessible by the search feature, but cannot be browsed. Neuroscience. 2nd edition. Show details Search term. Chapter 27 Language and Lateralization Understanding functional localization and hemispheric lateralization of language is especially important in clinical practice. The loss of language Cited by: 2. The book is divided into five parts: behavioral methods; neurobiological methods; electroencephalographic, imaging, and neuro-stimulation methods; genetic techniques; and development of lateralization. Part I addresses measuring lateralization by scoring behavior induced by inputs to one or the other side of the brain in a range of species. The only direct tests for speech lateralization are too invasive to use on healthy people, so most of what we know in this area comes from clinical reports of people with brain injuries or diseases. Based on these data, and on indirect measures, we estimate that between 70% to 95% of humans have a left-hemisphere language specialization. This book is comprised of 26 chapters and begins with an overview of functional lateralization in nonhuman species such as monkeys. Brain asymmetry is examined in context with other biological asymmetries in the quest for general mechanisms and principles of lateralization.

Laterality, in biological psychology, the development of specialized functioning in each hemisphere of the brain or in the side of the body which each controls. The most obvious example of laterality is handedness, which is the tendency to use one hand or the other to perform activities. It is the. Sex Differences in Lateralization in the Animal Brain Book Description: Until recently, little account has been taken of sex differences in many research studies in psychiatry, medicine and physiology. Subjects of these research studies were mainly men, with most . Language is defined as a method of human communication through organized words, either spoken or written. Lateralization is referred to as the localization of functions in the brain, commonly attributed to its left hemisphere and right hemisphere. Examples of lateralization. Both hemispheres work together to do most things. However, for certain tasks, one hemisphere may be more "dominant" than the other. For example, in about 95% of right-handed people, the left hemisphere is dominant when it comes to language. For these people, their language abilities are controlled mostly by the left.

  Donn Saylor Last Modified Date: J Brain lateralization is the idea that the left and right sides of the brain carry out and regulate a variety of different functions and behaviors. Each of the two hemispheres is responsible for a distinct set of duties in brain lateralization; the left side handles analytical, logical, and verbal thought processes while the right oversees more. Lateralization definition is - localization of function or activity on one side of the body in preference to the other. Lateralization definition, functional specialization of the brain, with some skills, as language, occurring primarily in the left hemisphere and others, as the perception of visual and spatial relationships, occurring primarily in the right hemisphere. See more. Cambridge Core - Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology - Language Lateralization and Psychosis - edited by Iris E. C. Sommer.