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Title The parallel brain : the cognitive neuroscience of the corpus callosum / Eran Zaidel and Marco Iacoboni, editors
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2003


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 551 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Issues in clinical and cognitive neuropsychology
Issues in clinical and cognitive neuropsychology.
Contents Introduction : Poffenberger's simple reaction time paradigm for measuring interhemispheric transfer time / by Eran Zaidel and Marco Iacoboni -- I. Anatomy and morphometry of the corpus callosum. 1. Callosal axons and their development / by Giorgio M. Innocenti and Raymond Bressoud -- 2. Corpus callosum morphology in relation to cerebral asymmetries in the postmortem human / by Francisco Aboitiz, Andrés Idem and Ricardo Olivares -- 3. Brain size : a possible source of interindividual variability in corpus callosum morphology / by Lutz Jäncke and Helmuth Steinmetz -- 4. Morphometrics for callosal shape studies / by Fred L. Bookstein -- 5. Mapping structural alterations of the corpus callosum during brain development and degeneration / by Fred L. Bookstein -- II. Physiological aspects of callosal sensorimotor integration. 6. Functions of the Corpus Callosum as Derived from Split-Chiasm Studies in Cats / by Maurice Ptito -- 7. Forebrain commissures : glimpses of neurons producing mind / by Robert W. Doty -- 8. Interhemispheric visuomotor activiation : spatiotemporal electrophysiology related to reaction time / by Maurice Ptito
III. Interhemispheric sensorimotor integration : behavioral studies. 9. The evolution of the concept of interhemispheric relay time / by Claude M.J. Braun, André Achim, and Caroline Larocque -- 10. The corpus callosum equilibrates hemispheric activation / by Marcel Kinsbourne -- 11. Effects of partial callosal and unilateral cortical lesions on interhemispheric transfer / by Carlo A. Marzi [and others] -- 12. Stable and variable aspects of callosal channels : lessons from partial disconnection / by Marco Iacoboni and Eran Zaidel -- 13. Sensorimotor integration in the split brain / by Eran Zaidel and Marco Iacoboni -- 14. Parallel processin the the bisected brain : implications for callosal function / by Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz -- 15. Agenesis of the corpus callosum / by Maryse C. Lassonde, Hannelore C. Sauerwein, and Franco Lepore -- IV. The corpus callosum and clinical investigations. 16. Clinical neuropsychological assessment of callosal dysfunction : multiple sclerosis and dyslexia / by Maryse C. Lassonde, Hannelore C. Sauerwein, and Franco Lepore -- 17. Alexithymia as a consequence of impaired callosal function : evidence from multiple sclerosis patients and normal individuals / by Géraldine Daquin [and others] -- 18. Functional consequences of changes in callosal area in tourette's syndrome and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder / by Maryse C. Lassonde, Hannelore C. Sauerwein, and Franco Lepore -- 19. Using the corpus callosum as an effective anatomical probe in the study of schizophrenia / by Patricia E. Cowell [and others] -- 20. Interhemispheric abnormalities in schizophrenia and their possible etiology / by Robert W. Doty -- V. From anatomy to behavior : the case of pure alexia. 21. The role of homotopic and heterotopic callosal connections in humans / by Stephanie Clarke -- 22. Optic aphasia and pure alexia : contribution of callosal disconnection syndromes to the study of lexical and semantic representation in the right hemisphere / by Claudio G. Luzzatti
Summary Hemispheric specialization is involved in every aspect of sensory, cognitive, and motor systems integration. Study of the corpus callosum, the bands of tissue uniting the brain's two hemispheres, is central to understanding neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and behavior. It also brings the tools of hemispheric specialization to a fundamental problem of cognitive neuroscience: modularity and intermodular communication. This book summarizes current research on the human corpus callosum. It also provides a comprehensive introduction to cognitive neuroscience. Rather than viewing the field through the various systems of the mind/brain such as perception, action, emotion, memory, language, and problem solving, it takes a case studies approach. Focusing on the central problem of simple reaction time, it examines the most basic possible sequence of perception-decision-action. The task is to press a button with one hand as soon as a patch of light is detected in the peripheral visual field. When the patch appears in the visual field opposite the responding hand, there must be interhemispheric transfer prior to response. But transfer of what--a visual input code? A cognitive decision code? A motor response code? Combining animal models, normal human studies, and clinical evidence, the authors apply anatomical, physiological, and behavioral perspectives to this question. The emerging view is that the corpus callosum consists of many parallel interhemispheric channels for communication and control, and that every transfer channel is context-dependent and modulated by attention
Analysis NEUROSCIENCE/General
Notes "A Bradford book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Corpus callosum.
Sensorimotor integration.
Cerebral hemispheres.
Cerebral dominance.
Corpus Callosum -- physiology
Brain -- physiology
Cognitive Science
Dominance, Cerebral
Corpus Callosum
MEDICAL -- Neuroscience.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Neuropsychology.
Cerebral dominance
Cerebral hemispheres
Corpus callosum
Sensorimotor integration
Corpus callosum.
Form Electronic book
Author Zaidel, Eran.
Iacoboni, Marco.
ISBN 9780262286602