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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Brain, Behavior and Evolution|
|State||Published - 1982|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental Neuroscience
- Behavioral Neuroscience