Recent Research in Psychology

Primate Laterality

Current Behavioral Evidence of Primate Asymmetries

Editors: Ward, Jeannette P., Hopkins, William D. (Eds.)

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This book arrays recent research on the neural and behavioral lateralization of the brain relying heavily on animal modes. The authors employ the comparative method to enhance our understanding of behavior, specifically through hand use and "handedness" by drawing comparisons with studies involving primates. Topics discussed include Patterns of Lateralized Behavior in Prosimians; Behavioral Lateralization in Language-Trained Chimpanzees; Patterns of Handedness: Comparative Study of Nursery School Children and Captive Gorillas; and Rotational Behavior in Children and Adults. It is the first book of its kind devoted entirely to the question of behavioral asymmetries in all primates and thus presents a milestone as it recognizes the accumulating evidence of asymmetry and lateralized behavior in the non-human nervous system.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Handedness in Apes and Monkeys: Some Views From the Past

    Harris, Lauren Julius

    Pages 1-41

  • Patterns of Lateralized Behavior in Prosimians

    Ward, Jeannette P. (et al.)

    Pages 43-74

  • An Exploration of Manual Preference and Performance in Crabeating Macaques

    Fragaszy, Dorothy M. (et al.)

    Pages 75-105

  • Manual Preference in Varieties of Reaching in Squirrel Monkeys

    King, James E. (et al.)

    Pages 107-124

  • Cerebral Asymmetry, Interhemispheric Interaction and Handedness: Second Thoughts About Comparative Laterality Research with Nonhuman Primates, About a Theory and Some Preliminary Results

    Preilowski, Bruno

    Pages 125-148

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Primate Laterality
Book Subtitle
Current Behavioral Evidence of Primate Asymmetries
Editors
  • Jeannette P. Ward
  • William D. Hopkins
Series Title
Recent Research in Psychology
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-4370-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-4370-0
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-97961-8
Series ISSN
1431-7532
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 356
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations
Topics