Lateralized Brain Functions

Methods in Human and Non-Human Species

  • Lesley J. Rogers
  • Giorgio Vallortigara

Part of the Neuromethods book series (NM, volume 122)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Behavioral Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sebastian Ocklenburg
      Pages 3-28
    3. Mara Fabri, Nicoletta Foschi, Chiara Pierpaoli, Gabriele Polonara
      Pages 29-78
    4. Lesley J. Rogers
      Pages 79-102
    5. Marcello Siniscalchi
      Pages 103-120
    6. Gillian S. Forrester
      Pages 121-152
    7. Elisa Frasnelli
      Pages 153-208
  3. Neurobiological Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Martina Manns
      Pages 211-249
    3. Felix Ströckens, Onur Güntürkün
      Pages 277-312
    4. Tadd B. Patton, Ahmet K. Uysal, S. Leilani Kellogg, Toru Shimizu
      Pages 313-329
    5. Mohamady El-Gaby, Michael M. Kohl, Ole Paulsen
      Pages 331-365
  4. Electroencephalographic, Imaging and Neuro-Stimulation Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
    2. Luigi Cattaneo
      Pages 369-406
    3. Veronica Mazza, Silvia Pagano
      Pages 407-439
    4. William D. Hopkins, Kimberley A. Phillips
      Pages 441-470
    5. Marco Paoli, Mara Andrione, Albrecht Haase
      Pages 471-519
  5. Genetic Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 521-521
    2. Silvia Paracchini, Tom Scerri
      Pages 523-552
  6. Development of Lateralization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 609-609
    2. Tess Beking, Reint H. Geuze, Ton G. G. Groothuis
      Pages 633-666
    3. Douglas J. Blackiston, Michael Levin
      Pages 667-694
  7. Lesley J. Rogers, Giorgio Vallortigara
    Pages E1-E1
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 695-710

About this book


This volume explores both simple and sophisticated techniques used in the study of different types of lateralization of brain and behavior. Research in this field increases our understanding of various brain functions in humans, other vertebrate species, and invertebrates. The book is divided into five parts: behavioral methods; neurobiological methods; electroencephalographic, imaging, and neuro-stimulation methods; genetic techniques; and development of lateralization. Part I addresses measuring lateralization by scoring behavior induced by inputs to one or the other side of the brain in a range of species. Part II covers neurobiological methods used to reveal lateralization, such as lesion studies, electrophysiology and pharmacology, early gene expression, and new optogenetic methods. Part III looks at imaging techniques, electroencephalographic techniques, and transcranial stimulation to reveal lateralization. Part IV describes techniques used to study the role of genes in the development and establishment of brain asymmetry in humans and other species. Lastly, Part V refers to methods used in the study of development of lateralization through the manipulation of sensory exposure, hormone levels, and in model systems. In Neuromethods series style, chapters include the kind of detail and key advice from the specialists needed to get successful results in your own laboratory.

Cutting-edge and thorough, Lateralized Brain Function: Methods in Human and Non-Human Species is a valuable resource for investigating lateralization in a broad range of species and provides excellent advice for both new and veteran researchers.



directional lateralization behavior hemispheric specialization brain asymmetry neuro-stimulation electroencephalographic transcranial stimulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Lesley J. Rogers
    • 1
  • Giorgio Vallortigara
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Science and TechnologyUniversity of New EnglandArmidaleAustralia
  2. 2.Centre for Mind/Brain SciencesUniversity of TrentoTrentoItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media LLC 2017
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-6723-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-6725-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-2336
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6045
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