The Lateralized Brain: The Neuroscience and Evolution of Hemispheric Asymmetries is an up-to-date teaching resource for neuroscience faculty members that teach courses concerning hemispheric asymmetries. The book provides students with all relevant information on the subject, while also giving aspiring researchers in the field an up-to-date overview of relevant, previous work. It is ideal for courses on hemispheric asymmetries, that is, the functional or structural differences between the left and the right hemispheres of the brain, and also highlights how the widespread use of modern neuroimaging techniques, such as fMRI and DTI has completely changed the way hemispheric asymmetries are currently investigated.
1. Brain asymmetries - Two millennia of speculation, research and discoveries 2. Evolution of asymmetries 3. The connected hemispheres - the role of the corpus callosum for hemispheric asymmetries 4. Language and the left hemisphere 5. Handedness and other behavioral asymmetries 6. Spatial attention, neglect, and the right hemisphere 7. Recognizing yourself and others - The role of the right hemisphere for face and self-perception 8. Hemispheric asymmetries in emotion processing 9. Structural hemispheric asymmetries 10. Hemispheric asymmetries over the lifespan 11. Sex differences in hemispheric asymmetries 12. Altered hemispheric asymmetries in neurodevelopmental, psychiatric, and neurological disorders