Behavioral Lateralization in Vertebrates

Two Sides of the Same Coin

Editors: Csermely, Davide, Regolin, Lucia (Eds.)

  • Provides an overview of the research on lateralisation in vertebrates
  • The chapters, arranged in phylogenetic order, cover almost all vertebrate classes from bony fishes to mammals
  • Stimulates future research in this topic
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Functional lateralization in the human brain was first identified in the classic observations by Broca in the 19th century. Only one hundred years later, however, research on this topic began anew, discovering that humans share brain lateralization not only with other mammals, but with other vertebrates and even invertebrates. Studies on lateralization have also received considerable attention in recent years due to their important evolutionary implications, becoming an important and flourishing field of investigation worldwide among ethnologists and psychologists.

The chapters of this book concern the emergence and adaptive function of lateralization in several aspects of behavior for a wide range of vertebrate taxa. These studies span from how lateralization affects some aspects of fitness in fishes, or how it affects the predatory and the exploratory behavior of lizards, to navigation in the homing flights of pigeons, social learning in chicks, the influence of lateralization on the ontogeny process of chicks, and the similarity of manual lateralization (handedness) between humans and apes, our closest relatives.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Csermely, Davide

    Pages 1-8

  • The Effect of Sex and Early Environment on the Lateralization of the Rainbowfish Melanotaenia duboulayi

    Bibost, Anne-Laurence (et al.)

    Pages 9-24

  • Lateralization in Lizards: Evidence of Presence in Several Contexts

    Bonati, Beatrice (et al.)

    Pages 25-38

  • Advantages of a Lateralised Brain for Reasoning About the Social World in Chicks

    Regolin, Lucia (et al.)

    Pages 39-54

  • Avian Visual Pseudoneglect: The Effect of Age and Sex on Visuospatial Side Biases

    Wilzeck, Christiane (et al.)

    Pages 55-70

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Behavioral Lateralization in Vertebrates
Book Subtitle
Two Sides of the Same Coin
Editors
  • Davide Csermely
  • Lucia Regolin
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-30203-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-30203-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-30202-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44480-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 152
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