Comparative Vertebrate Lateralization

Comparative Vertebrate Lateralization

This book takes a comparative and integrative approach to lateralization in a wide range of vertebrate species, including humans, and highlights model systems that have proved invaluable in elucidating the function, causes, development, and evolution of lateralization. The volume is arranged in four parts, beginning with the evolution of lateralization, moving to its development, cognitive dimensions, and finally its role in memory. Experts in lateralization in lower vertebrates, birds, nonprimate mammals, and primates have contributed chapters in which they discuss their own research and consider its implications to humans.


"This excellent book celebrates Richard J. Andrew's important contributions to the study of lateralization by considering recent research exploring functional brain asymmetries in a range of vertebrate species. Upper division undergraduates through faculty" Choice

"This volume bears witness to a groundswell of interest in brain laterality and its implications for the study of the mind. Andrew & Rogers perform an enormous service in bringing data from animal behaviour, neuroanatomy and electrophysiology into contact with traditional zoological concerns such as genetics, embryology and population biology." Animal Behaviour