Individual Differences in Hemispheric Specialization

  • A. Glass

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 130)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. A. Glass
      Pages 1-16
  3. Defining the Issues

  4. Individual Differences in Cerebral Anatomical Asymmetry and Circulatory Asymmetry

  5. Individual Differences in Electrophysiological Asymmetries

    1. Stuart Butler, Alan Glass
      Pages 103-120
    2. P. Flor-Henry, Z. J. Koles, J. R. Reddon
      Pages 121-148
    3. Dennis L. Molfese, Victoria J. Molfese
      Pages 169-181
    4. Thomas Elbert, Niels Birbaumer
      Pages 195-206
    5. Antonio E. Puente, Lelon J. Peacock
      Pages 207-213
  6. Individual Differences in Behavioural Indices of Cerebral Orientation

  7. Asymmetries in Psychopathology and Individual Differences

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 399-406

About these proceedings


This volume originates from a NATO Advanced Research Workshop held in Maratea. Italy from 8th-15th October 198~. Aims and contributions are described at greater length in the Introduction and the following chapters. It is hoped that this volume will provide a critical overview of hemispheric specialization in relation to individual differences, but one that is not intended to be comprehensive. Three contributions on this theme are made by authors who were invited to the Workshop but were unable to participate in it. The volume contains a critical appraisal of the differentially specialized functions of left and right human cerebral hemispheres in verbal and visuospatial domains respectively (formerly cerebral dominance). in relation to individual variation due. for example. to gender and handedness. Critical cross-comparison of several methods of assessing hemispheric specialization such as perceptual/behavioral. clinical/neurological. electrophysiological and "real time" methods of assessment of cerebral orientation have been made. Individual differences have been considered in relation to statistical concepts in the assessment of cerebral lateralization. Some emphasis has been placed on the application of these methods and concepts to psychopathology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • A. Glass
    • 1
  1. 1.The Medical SchoolUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK

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