Side Bias: A Neuropsychological Perspective

  • Manas K. Mandal
  • M. Barbara Bulman-Fleming
  • G. Tiwari

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Development of Side Bias and Handedness

  3. Handedness: Measurement and Observations

  4. Side Bias: Foot, Cradle, Face and Attention

    1. Carl Gabbard, Susan Hart
      Pages 249-265
    2. Hari S. Asthna, Braj Bhushan, Manas K. Mandal
      Pages 289-312
    3. Michael E. R. Nicholls
      Pages 313-329
    4. Gina M. Grimshaw, Jocelyn M. Keillor
      Pages 331-346
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 347-350

About this book


`Rather than being an esoteric aspect of brain function, lateralization is a fundamental characteristic of the vertebrate brain essential to a broad range of neural and behavioral processes.' Professor Lesley J. Rogers, Chapter 1 of Side Bias: A Neuropsychological Perspective. This volume contains 14 chapters from a veritable `United Nations' of experts in the field of lateralization of function. They write comprehensive reviews, present data, and pose new questions concerning the evolutionary origins and development of side bias, methodological concerns with the way we measure handedness and footedness, and some more unusual aspects of human beings' lateralized behavior, such as asymmetrical cradling and pseudoneglect. The book will be essential reading for students of behavioral neuroscience and neuropsychology interested in lateralization of function as well as for established researchers in the field.


Behavioral Neuroscience attention evolution imaging techniques neuropsychology neuroscience

Editors and affiliations

  • Manas K. Mandal
    • 1
  • M. Barbara Bulman-Fleming
    • 2
  • G. Tiwari
    • 3
  1. 1.Indian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurIndia
  2. 2.University of WaterlooOntarioCanada
  3. 3.Banaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia

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