Origins of the left and right brain

MacNeilage, Peter F., Rogers, Lesley J. and Vallortigara, Giorgio (2009) Origins of the left and right brain. Scientific American, 301 1: 60-67.

Author MacNeilage, Peter F.
Rogers, Lesley J.
Vallortigara, Giorgio
Title Origins of the left and right brain
Journal name Scientific American   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0036-8733
Publication date 2009-01-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 301
Issue 1
Start page 60
End page 67
Total pages 8
Place of publication New York, NY United States
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article discusses neurophysiological research indicating that the separation of the brain into right and left hemispheres originated before the development of vertebrates 500,000,000 years ago. Research into right handedness, or left brain dominance, in frogs, whales, and baboons is described. The relationship between competing issues requiring attention such as gathering food and avoiding predators and the lateralization of the brain is examined. INSETS: Division of Labor in the Hemispheres;ROUTINE BEHAVIOR CONTROL;Did the Syllable Evolve from Chewing?;RESPONDING TO SURPRISE
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Queensland Brain Institute Publications
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