Neuroevolutionary mechanisms of cerebral asymmetry in man

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Cerebral asymmetry in man has by and large been interpreted in terms of differences at the level of hemispheric organization. The inadequacy of a hemispheric interpretation as a biological account of asymmetry is discussed and a model of the neural mechanisms of cerebral asymmetry is developed.The model focuses on the functional organization of the inferior parietal cortex in human and non-human primates and accounts for the evolution and expression of cerebral asymmetry in man in terms of specific adaptations in select neural systems of ancestral primate brains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-212
Number of pages17
JournalBrain, Behavior and Evolution
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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