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Side Bias : A Neuropsychological Perspective - Manas K. Mandal

Side Bias

A Neuropsychological Perspective

By: Manas K. Mandal (Editor), M.Barbara Bulman-Fleming (Editor), G. Tiwari (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 2000
ISBN: 9780792366607
Number Of Pages: 350

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`Rather than being an esoteric aspect of brain function, lateralization is a fundamental characteristic of the vertebrate brain essential to a broad range of neural and behavioral processes.' Professor Lesley J. Rogers, Chapter 1 of Side Bias: A Neuropsychological Perspective. This volume contains 14 chapters from a veritable `United Nations' of experts in the field of lateralization of function. They write comprehensive reviews, present data, and pose new questions concerning the evolutionary origins and development of side bias, methodological concerns with the way we measure handedness and footedness, and some more unusual aspects of human beings' lateralized behavior, such as asymmetrical cradling and pseudoneglect. The book will be essential reading for students of behavioral neuroscience and neuropsychology interested in lateralization of function as well as for established researchers in the field.

`It is intended for students, scientists and clinicians with an interest in handedness and related phenomena', but it can be enjoyed by any scientifically literate person who has ever been curious about lateral preferences. ' British Journal of Neurosurgery 2002, 16(2): 194-197

Contributors
Dedication
Preface
Evolution of Side Biases: Motor versus Sensory Lateralizationp. 3
Genetic, Intrauterine, and Cultural Origins of Human Handednessp. 41
Grasp-reflex in Human Neonates: Distribution, Sex Difference, Familial Sinistrality, and Testosteronep. 63
Age and Generation Trends in Handedness: An Eastern Perspectivep. 83
Lateral Asymmetries and Interhemispheric Transfer in Aging: A Review and Some New Datap. 101
The Quantification and Definition of Handedness: Implications for Handedness Researchp. 155
Factor Structures of Hand Preference Questionnaires: Are "Skilled" and "Unskilled" Factors Artifacts?p. 175
Contributions of Imaging Techniques to Our Understanding of Handednessp. 191
Lateral Preference, Skilled Behaviour and Task Complexity: Hand and Footp. 225
Examining the Notion of Food Dominancep. 249
"Tell Me, Where is [this] Fancy Bred?": The Cardiac and Cerebral Accounts of the Lateral Cradling Biasp. 267
Side Bias in Facial Expressionp. 289
Asymmetries in Portraits: Insight from Neuropsychologyp. 313
Attentional and Intentional Factors in Pseudoneglectp. 331
Subject Indexp. 347
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ISBN: 9780792366607
ISBN-10: 0792366603
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 31st December 2000
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.73