Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/5486
Title: Origins of the Left and Right Brain
Contributor(s): MacNeilage, Peter F (author); Rogers, Lesley (author); Vallortigara, Giorgio (author)
Publication Date: 2009
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/5486
Abstract: The left hemisphere of the human brain controls language, arguably our greatest mental attribute. It also controls the remarkable dexterity of the human right hand. The right hemisphere is dominant in the control of, among other things, our sense of how objects interrelate in space. Forty years ago the broad scientific consensus held that, in addition to language, right-handedness and the specialization of just one side of the brain for processing spatial relations occur in humans alone. Other animals, it was thought, have no hemispheric specializations of any kind.
Publication Type: Review
Source of Publication: Scientific American, 301(1), p. 48-55
Publisher: Scientific American, Inc
Place of Publication: New York, United States of America
ISSN: 1946-7087
0036-8733
0036-8083
0170-2971
0237-322X
0153-4092
1002-1299
0210-136X
0917-009X
0867-6380
1946-990X
Field of Research (FOR): 060399 Evolutionary Biology not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Other Links: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=evolutionary-origins-of-your-right-and-left-brain
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