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Cerebral Lateralization and Specialization in Human Central Nervous System

Handbook of Physiology, The Nervous System, Higher Functions of the Brain

  1. Ruth D. Nass,
  2. Michael S. Gazzaniga

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp010518

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Nass, R. D. and Gazzaniga, M. S. 2011. Cerebral Lateralization and Specialization in Human Central Nervous System. Comprehensive Physiology. 701–761.

Author Information

  1. Department of Neurology, Division of Cognitive Neuroscience, Cornell University Medical College, New York, New York

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Left Hemisphere Specialization for Language
    • 1.1
      Aphasia and Left Hemisphere Specialization: Dissociation of Syntactic and Semantic Aspects of Language
    • 1.2
      Right Hemisphere Contributions to Language
    • 1.3
      Aberrant Organization for Language
  • 2
    Left Hemisphere Specialization for Motor Control
    • 2.1
      Supramodal Theories of Apraxia
    • 2.2
      Definition of Apraxia and Motor-Programming Device
    • 2.3
      Neural Organization of Praxis
  • 3
    Hemispheric Specialization for Intelligence and Consciousness
    • 3.1
      Brain Mechanisms and Intelligence
    • 3.2
      Brain Mechanisms and Consciousness
  • 4
    Right Hemisphere Specialization
    • 4.1
      Specialization for Perceptuospatial Skills
    • 4.2
      Manipulospatial Dominance: Motor Component
    • 4.3
      Right Hemisphere Auditory Processing
  • 5
    Hemispheric Specialization for Emotion
    • 5.1
      Clinical Studies
    • 5.2
      Experimental Studies
  • 6
    Ontogenesis of Hemispheric Specialization
    • 6.1
      Left Hemisphere Specialization for Language
    • 6.2
      Left Hemisphere Specialization for Motor Control
    • 6.3
      Right Hemisphere Specialization for Perceptuospatial Functions
    • 6.4
      Corpus Callosum
  • 7
    Summary