Handedness, cerebral dominance and brain asymmetry in nonhuman primates

a bibliography, 1970-1985 by Jean Balch Williams

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StatementJean Balch Williams.
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ContributionsUniversity of Washington. Primate Information Center.
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Heyes: Theory of mind in nonhuman primates BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES () with such concepts use them to predict and explain behav-ior. Thus, an animal with a theory of mind believes that mental states play a causal role in generating behavior and infers the presence of mental states in others by observing.   () —New research shows that the human brain has higher levels of asymmetry than chimpanzees. This may be what elevates our cognition . Stained images of Brodmann's area 45 in the left and right hemispheres of a primates, minicolumn asymmetry, primate brain evolution with sex and handedness [Amunts et al., ]. Asymmetry of the contralateral central sulcus was most pronounced in right-handed men, with a decreased. Handedness has commonly been used as the proxy measure of lateralization but more recent studies have used more direct measures of cerebral asymmetry [47,48]. In nonhuman primates, as in humans, strength of hand preference has been used as a proxy measure of strength of brain by:

Evolutionary Anatomy of the Primate Cerebral Cortex 1st Edition axonal connections and brain size between primates. Chapter two, entitled "Neocortical expnasion and elaboration during primate evolution: a view from neuroembryology" is worth the book alone, giving a detailed an much neglected view (compared to the rest of modern neuroscience /5(2). AN EXPOSITION ON HANDEDNESS 1 An Exposition on Handedness Tehya McGill and Ryan Esplin Tarrant County Community College Introduction Hands can be considered as.   Both sex and handedness influences on the relative size of the corpus callosum. Capuchin monkeys are playful, inquisitive primates known for . Historically, population-level handedness has been considered a hallmark of human evolution. Whether nonhuman primates exhibit population-level handedness remains a topic of considerable debate. This paper summarizes published data on handedness in great apes. Comparative analysis indicated that chimpanzees and bonobos show population-level right handedness, whereas gorillas and orangutans .

  Influence of sex and handedness on brain is similar in capuchin monkeys and humans Capuchin monkeys are playful, inquisitive primates known for . affect (7–9)) is disproportionately larger in humans relative to nonhuman primates (10–16). However, other studies have reached opposite conclusions, especially in relation to prefrontal cortex (PFC), resulting in an ongoing controversy (17–19). A central issue is how the size of PFC scales relative to that of other brain by: 4. Robert L. Collins, On the Inheritance of Direction and Degree of Asymmetry, Cerebral Lateralization in Nonhuman Species, /B, (), (). Crossref Lorna D. Channon, The relationship between laterality indices, inversion of the writing hand and some demographic variables, Australian Journal of Psychology Cited by: Evolutionary Anatomy of the Primate Cerebral Cortex; (including human) brain evolution. The book is divided into two sections, the first gives new perspectives on the developmental, physiological, dietary and behavioural correlates of brain enlargement. It has long been recognized, however, that brains do not merely enlarge globally as they.

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The concept of cerebral dominance refers to the functional inequality of the cerebral hemispheres. It does not hold that the right hemisphere controls the muscles of the left side of the body or that it receives the bulk ofthe sensory information relating to the left side, andthat theopposite is true for the left hemisphere.

The lateralization of brain function is the tendency for some neural functions or cognitive processes to be specialized to one side of the brain or the other.

The medial longitudinal fissure separates the human brain into two distinct cerebral hemispheres, connected by the corpus gh the macrostructure of the two hemispheres appears to be almost identical, different composition. Inborn Asymmetries. Handedness and cerebral asymmetries are detectable in the fetus.

Ultrasound recording has shown that by the tenth week of gestation, the majority of fetuses move the right arm more than the left, and from the 15th week most suck the right thumb rather than the left —an asymmetry strongly predictive of later handedness (see Figure 2).Cited by:   Evolution of Brain Asymmetries, with Implications for Language.

One myth that persists even in some scientific circles is that asymmetry is uniquely –right asymmetries of brain and behavior are now known to be widespread among both vertebrates and invertebrates, and can arise through a number of genetic, epigenetic, or neural by: In the “standard” right-hander’s brain, the dominant left hemisphere is physically larger and more particular, Broca’s area and Wernicke’s area are significantly larger (up to three times larger) on the left side.

The primary motor cortex - the brain region most directly involved with movement control - is also bigger, denser and more sensitive in the left hemisphere of. This provides a plausible precedent for the single-gene models of human handedness and cerebral asymmetry developed by Annett ().

Nevertheless, it does not lead to the identification of the gene itself, since situs inversus in humans appears to be unrelated to handedness or cerebral dominance for language (Kennedy et al.

The actual Cited by:   Handedness. The relationship between brain asymmetry and handedness has, for some time, sparked considerable interest and deb11,A rightward hand Cited by: Abstract. It is almost universally believed that non-human primates do not have population-level hand preference asymmetries.

The most influential proponent of this view has been J. Warren who has stated it in several recent by: 7. BRAIN AND LANGU () The Morphological Asymmetry of the Hemispheres and Cerebral Dominance for Speech: A Possible Relationship GRAHAM RATCLIFF, CARL DILA, LAUGHLIN TAYLOR, AND BRENDA MILNER Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University The asymmetry of the posterior Sylvian branches of the middle cerebral artery was examined on the carotid angiograms Cited by: Michael C.

Corballis, in Progress in Brain Research, Conclusions. Human right-handedness has been noted and remarked upon since Biblical times, and left-cerebral dominance for language has been consistently observed since Broca's pioneering work years ago.

Handedness Is Associated with Asymmetries in Gyrification of the the almost ubiquitous existence of manual asymmetries in nonhuman primates is likely to cerebral asymmetry is a ubiquitous.

Language and Handedness. Nonhuman Primates An independent sample of right- and left-handed individuals showed that hand dominance affects brain asymmetry but differentially across the 4.

Cerebral Lateralization in Nonhuman Species explores brain asymmetries in animals and the extent to which such asymmetries relate, in an evolutionary and clinical sense, to the pervasive asymmetries that characterize the human brain.

Topics covered include cerebral lateralization in birds, rats, and nonhuman primates; the inheritance of Book Edition: 1. cerebral dominance: the fact that one hemisphere is dominant over the other and will thereby exercise greater influence over certain functions; the left cerebral hemisphere is usually dominant in the control of speech, language and analytic processing, and mathematics, whereas the right hemisphere (usually nondominant) processes spatial.

A significant two-way interaction between handedness task and brain asymmetry group was found (F 3, 65 =P Cited by: 83) The strongest evidence for the linguistic theory of cerebral asymmetry comes from the study of A) deaf people who use American Sign Language and subsequently suffer unilateral brain damage.

B) split-brain deaf people. C) deaf monkeys with unilateral brain damage. D) split-brain people with right-hemisphere damage. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

For each subject, whole-brain undirected weighted networks were created for each tracking algorithm used as follows: 1) A node was defined to represent each considered anatomic region, 2) An undirected arc a ij between nodes i and j was established if a nonzero connectivity value was found to exist between the boundary voxels of regions i and j, and 3) Arc weight w(a ij) was defined as the Cited by: Yakovlevian torque (also known as occipital bending (OB) or counterclockwise brain torque) is the tendency of the right side of the human brain to be warped slightly forward relative to the left and the left side of the human brain to be warped slightly backward relative to the right.

This is responsible for certain asymmetries, such as how the lateral sulcus of the human brain is often longer. Visceral asymmetry and brain asymmetry are therefore at least in part separately determined, although it seems more than probable that the underlying molecular machinery is conserved.

There is though a recent suggestion that non-PCD situs inversus may show reversed or randomised handedness (Vingerhoets et al., ).Cited by: 1. Microstructural Asymmetries of the Cerebral Cortex in Humans and Other Mammals; Chapter 5. Functional and Structural Asymmetries for Auditory Perception and Vocal Production in Nonhuman Primates.

Chapter 6. Handedness and Neuroanatomical Asymmetries in Captive Chimpanzees: A Summary of 15 Years of ResearchChapter 7. theory of cerebral dominance.

one hemisphere (usually the left) has the dominant role in the control of all complex behavioral & cognitive processes and the other one plays only a minor role vocal communication in nonhuman primates Brain Lateralization is a complex and ongoing process by which differing regions of the brain "take over.

Brain Hemispheric Structural Efficiency and Interconnectivity Rightward Asymmetry in Human and Nonhuman Primates Yasser Iturria-Medina 1, Alejandro Pe´rez Ferna´ndez 2,3, David M. Morris 4,5, Erick J. Canales-Rodrı´guez 6,7, Hamied A. Haroon 4,5. Define cerebral dominance.

cerebral dominance synonyms, cerebral dominance pronunciation, cerebral dominance translation, English dictionary definition of cerebral dominance.

n the normal tendency for one half of the brain, usually the left cerebral hemisphere in. Is 'right-brain' thought essentially creative, and 'left-brain' strictly logical. Joseph B. Hellige argues that this view is far too simplistic.

Surveying extensive data in the field of cognitive science, he disentangles scientific facts from popular assumptions about the brain's two hemispheres. Is "right-brain" thought essentially creative, and "left-brain" strictly logical. Joseph B. Hellige argues that this view is far too simplistic.

Surveying extensive data in the field of cognitive science, he disentangles scientific facts from popular assumptions about the brain's two hemispheres. In Hemispheric Asymmetry, Hellige explains that the "right brain" and "left brain" are actually. Cerebral asymmetry and handedness.

Evolution of brain lateralization: A shared hominid pattern of endocranial asymmetry is much more variable in humans than in great apes. Inborn Asymmetries.

Handedness and cerebral asymmetries are detectable in the fetus. Ultrasound recording has shown that by the tenth week of gestation, the majority of fetuses move the right arm more than the left, and from the 15th week most suck the right thumb rather than the left —an asymmetry strongly predictive of later handedness (see Figure 2).

Handedness and brain asymmetry are widely regarded as unique to humans, and associated with complementary functions such as a left-brain specialization for language and logic and a right-brain specialization for creativity and intuition.

In fact, asymmetries are widespread among animals, and support the gradual evolution of asymmetrical functions such as language and tool use. Handedness [ ]. Media release 8 October The genetics of handedness and cerebral asymmetry.

New research is looking at whether being right handed is due to genetics or other factors. Motor Performance: Primates Nonhuman primates do not exhibit population-level asymmetries of hand preference MacNeilage et al.

(): 1. The direction of the asymmetries varies from task to task 2. There is a left-hand preference for reaching (e.g., for a piece of food) 3. There is a right-hand preference for manipulation (e.g."This book is a careful and critical review of the existing literature on the cognitive capacities of primates and other mammals and, at the same time, is a launching platform for a very important theory on what is unique for primates with respect to other mammals and what is unique for human beings with respect to nonhuman primates What /5(4).The cerebral dominance theory suggests that children are predisposed to stutter due to a conflict between the left and right hemispheres of the brain.

Credit Definition reprinted with permission from Hood, Stephen B. (editor) available from Stuttering Foundation of America: Stuttering Words (Publication No 2: Speech Foundation of America).