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Keywords:

  • central nervous system asymmetry;
  • prosopagnosia;
  • blaspheming brain;
  • Giles de la Tourette syndrome;
  • normal facial asymmetry;
  • kissing asymmetry;
  • left and right handedness;
  • left-sided baby cradling;
  • primary cilium;
  • mutations in laterality disorders;
  • Nodal signaling;
  • Hedgehog signaling;
  • Wnt signaling;
  • situs solitus;
  • situs inversus;
  • situs ambiguus;
  • heterotaxy;
  • Kartagener syndrome;
  • Meckel syndrome;
  • Joubert syndrome;
  • nephronophthisis;
  • Bardet-Biedl syndrome;
  • Senior-Løken syndrome;
  • OFD1;
  • zebrafish;
  • snails;
  • trilobites;
  • octopuses;
  • fiddler crabs;
  • scale-eating cichlids;
  • narwhals;
  • parrots;
  • rats;
  • greyhounds

Abstract

Topics discussed include asymmetry of the brain; prosopagnosia with asymmetric involvement; the blaspheming brain; effects of the numbers of X chromosomes on brain asymmetry; normal facial asymmetry; kissing asymmetry; left- and right-handedness; left-sided baby cradling; Nodal signaling and left/right asymmetry; primary cilium and left/right asymmetry in zebrafish; right/left asymmetry in snails; species differences in Shh and Fgf8; primary cilium in vertebrate asymmetry; Hedgehog signaling on the cilium; Wnt signaling on the cilium; situs solitus, situs inversus, and situs ambiguus (heterotaxy); ciliopathies; right-sided injuries in trilobites; unilateral ocular use in the octopus; fiddler crabs; scale-eating cichlids; narwhals; left-footed parrots; asymmetric whisker use in rats; and right-sided fatigue fractures in greyhounds. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.