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Title: Cervelli divisi: L'evoluzione della mente asimmetrica
English Title: Divided brains: the evolution of the asymmetric mind
Contributor(s): Rogers, Lesley  (author); Vallortigara, Giorgio (author); Andrew, Richard (author)
Publication Date: 2016
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/22222
Abstract: The left and right sides of the brain function differently and this has long been considered a prerogative of the human species. This conception has, however, been revealed as completely erroneous in the light of recent neurobiological research, which has shown that in the brains of different animals, such as fish, reptiles, birds and mammals, and also invertebrates, such as bees, worms and flies, asymmetry between the right and left represents a general principle of the nervous system. All of these species have "divided brains", the left and right halves of which can operate independently. Sometimes the two halves collaborate, and sometimes they function alone in competition for control of behaviour. In this book three scholars who are among the top international specialists in the topic discuss the state of knowledge, considering the general characteristics, development and evolution of brain asymmetry from a new and completely original perspective.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: Mondadori Edication
Place of Publication: Milano, Italy
ISBN: 8861844642
9788861844643
Field of Research (FOR): 069999 Biological Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
HERDC Category Description: A4 Revision/New Edition of a Book
Extent of Pages: 342
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