Primate Laterality

Current Behavioral Evidence of Primate Asymmetries

  • Jeannette P. Ward
  • William D. Hopkins

Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jeannette P. Ward, Garrett W. Milliken, Donna K. Stafford
    Pages 43-74
  3. Dorothy M. Fragaszy, Leah E. Adams-Curtis
    Pages 75-105
  4. James E. King, Virginia I. Landau
    Pages 107-124
  5. Ralph A. W. Lehman
    Pages 149-181
  6. Jacques Vauclair, Joël Fagot
    Pages 193-205
  7. Robin D. Morris, William D. Hopkins, Linda Bolser Gilmore, David A. Washburn
    Pages 207-233
  8. Lauren Julius Harris, Douglas F. Carlson
    Pages 285-305
  9. Stanley D. Glick
    Pages 307-317
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 343-356

About this book


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.


Evolution Lateralität Nervous System Neuropsychologie Verhaltensforschung behavior primates

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeannette P. Ward
    • 1
  • William D. Hopkins
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyMemphis State UniversityMemphisUSA
  2. 2.Division of Behavioral Biology, Yerkes Regional Primate Research CenterEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-97961-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-4370-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-7532
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