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So what can the mind show about handedness? One in every of the first scientists to ponder the mystery of left-handedness became pioneering French surgeon Paul Broca, whom Wolman calls the closest aspect the religion of Southpaw has to a prophet. In 1861, accurate two years after Darwin had came all the map in which through the rules of evolution, Broca encountered two patients who stumped him profoundly. One became an epileptic man named Leborgne however is known as Tan, nicknamed after the one syllable he became able to uttering. Leborgne became in a location to love spoken language however couldnt inform his thoughts in speech - something that at a loss for phrases Broca very a lot, doubly so offered that one of Leborgnes first signs became a weakening of feature in the accurate side of his body, which progressed to more loss of motor rob a watch on and at closing the loss of spy and just a few of his mental colleges.. When Leborgne died on the age of 51, Broca made up our minds to ...
In most people, language is processed predominantly by the left hemisphere of the brain, but we do not know how or why. A popular view is that developmental language disorders result from a poorly lateralized brain, but until recently, evidence has been weak and indirect. Modern neuroimaging methods have made it possible to study normal and abnormal development of lateralized function in the developing brain and have confirmed links with language and literacy impairments. However, there is little evidence that weak cerebral lateralization has common genetic origins with language and literacy impairments. Our understanding of the association between atypical language lateralization and developmental disorders may benefit if we reconceptualize the nature of cerebral asymmetry to recognize its multidimensionality and consider variation in lateralization over developmental time. Contrary to popular belief, cerebral lateralization may not be a highly heritable, stable characteristic of individuals; rather,
Lateralization of brain structure and function occurs in typical development, and abnormal lateralization is present in various neuropsychiatric disorders. Autism is characterized by a lack of left lateralization in structure and function of regions involved in language, such as Broca and Wernicke areas. Using functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging from a large publicly available sample (n = 964), we tested whether abnormal functional lateralization in autism exists preferentially in language regions or in a more diffuse pattern across networks of lateralized brain regions. The autism group exhibited significantly reduced left lateralization in a few connections involving language regions and regions from the default mode network, but results were not significant throughout left- and right-lateralized networks. There is a trend that suggests the lack of left lateralization in a connection involving Wernicke area and the posterior cingulate cortex associates with more severe autism. Abnormal
Backe throws at practiceAstros righthander Brandon Backe, on the disabled list with a strained left intercostal muscle, threw two simulated innings of 20 pitches each Saturday in his first major test since early March. Matsui, Keppinger sit outSecond baseman Kazuo Matsui was out of the starting lineup with back stiffness for the fourth consecutive game. Backup infielder Jeff Keppinger also was out of the lineup with the back soreness that forced him out Thursday. Matsui was limited to 96 games last year because of three separate trips to the disabled list, including a stint from Aug. 13 through Sept. 2 with an irritated disc in his back. Arias heads to ExpressThe Astros are set to recall righthander Felipe Paulino so he can start Sunday, so righthander Alberto Arias was optioned back to Class AAA Round Rock three days after he had been recalled. Coming upRHP Felipe Paulino will officially be recalled from Class AAA Round Rock to start Sunday against Cincinnati righthander Edinson Volquez (1-1, 9.64
The Reds have placed right-hander Homer Bailey on the disabled list and promoted fellow right-hander and top prospect Robert Stephenson, the club announced. However, it appears that Stephenson, who rates among the games 35 best minor leaguers (per Baseball America, MLB.com and ESPNs Keith Law) will merely be making a spot start and isnt yet being viewed as a long-term option in the rotation; C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes that Stephenson will likely be optioned back to Triple-A following his start, as right-hander Anthony DeSclafani will be ready to come of the DL and join the rotation on April 10. Cincinnati currently has Raisel Iglesias, Brandon Finnegan and Stephenson lined up for their season-opening series against the Phillies, with Alfredo Simon set to start the clubs fourth game of the year. DeSclafani should grab Stephensons spot in the rotations second cycle of the season, and right-hander Jon Moscot should be able to return mid-month - possibly to start on ...
LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. -- Pain free but knocked around on Friday night in his first rehab start, Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke said hes ready to return to the Major Leagues one month after breaking his left collarbone. But Greinke also said he might not have pitched well enough to convince management hes ready after allowing eight runs (three earned) on six hits in 4 1/3 innings for Class A Rancho Cucamonga against San Diegos Lake Elsinore affiliate. He made 80 pitches and struck out four without a walk.
Throughout history, left-handedness has both fascinated and frightened people. Maybe it is because only about 15 percent of the population is left-handed. Or maybe it is because the reasons for left-handedness remain somewhat of a mystery.. What makes a person left- or right-handed? It seems we can find the answer in our genes, at least partially. Most researchers in the field agree that left- or right-handedness is most likely produced by genetic influences. We inherit our genes from our parents, and the genes that are turned on determine our characteristics. The specific reasons behind these genetic differences are still hotly debated, but many studies seem to point to natural selection as a probable cause.. The human brain is divided into the right and left hemispheres, with nerve fibers connecting the two. Different parts of each half of the brain control different functions of the body. Many evolutionary biologists argue that evolution produced a majority of people who controlled language ...
data frame has 37 rows and 2 columns. The data are from an experiment which was designed to look for a relationship between a certain genetic characteristic and handedness. The 37 subjects were women who had a son with mental retardation due to inheriting a defective X-chromosome. For each such mother a genetic measurement of their DNA was made. Larger values of this measurement are known to be linked to the defective gene and it was hypothesized that larger values might also be linked to a progressive shift away from right-handednesss. Each woman also filled in a questionnaire regarding which hand they used for various tasks. From these questionnaires a measure of hand preference was found for each mother. The scale of this measure goes from 1, indicating someone who always favours their right hand, to 8, indicating someone who always favours their left hand. Between these two extremes are people who favour one hand for some tasks and the other for other tasks. ...
ARL Full Game Coverage INGTON -- The Rangers, with a week to go before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, are looking for a difference-maker for their rotation, according to industry sources. Thats why Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels and Brewers right-hander Zack Greinke had been at the top of their list. The Rangers had discussions with both teams as well as any other team that has starting pitching to trade before next Tuesday. The Rangers have also scouted Marlins right-hander Josh Johnson. The Rangers have a rotation that includes left-handers Derek Holland and Matt Harrison and right-hander Yu Darvish. They lost Colby Lewis for the season with a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow, but are expecting Roy Oswalt to return to the rotation on Sunday after skipping a start with tightness in his lower back. Scott Feldman beat the Red Sox, 9-1, on Tuesday
DETROIT - Triple-A Rochester right-hander Liam Hendriks, coming off eight shutout innings Monday, will return to the Twins rotation Saturday in Cleveland. Hendriks will take the place of fellow right-hander Kyle Gibson, demoted Monday after going 2-4 with a 6.53 earned-run average in 10 big-league starts. Gibson will be slotted back into Rochesters rotation in Sundays home game against Indianapolis. Gibson will piggyback with veteran right-hander Virgil Vasquez, allowing the Twins to better control his workload. The highly regarded prospect has pitched 143 2/3 innings in 25 combined starts at Rochester and with the Twins. Somewhere between 150 and 160 innings remains a logical stopping point for Gibson as he approaches the two-year anniversary of his Tommy John surgery on Sept. 7. Hendriks, meanwhile, gave the Twins an excellent spot start Aug. 9 at Chicago in the second game of a doubleheader. The bubbly Australian went 6 1/3 innings against the White Sox, allowing two runs on a pair of ...
Lateralized brain regions subserve functions such as language and visuospatial processing. It has been conjectured that individuals may be left-brain dominant or right-brain dominant based on personality and cognitive style, but neuroimaging data has not provided clear evidence whether such phenotypic differences in the strength of left-dominant or right-dominant networks exist. We evaluated whether strongly lateralized connections covaried within the same individuals. Data were analyzed from publicly available resting state scans for 1011 individuals between the ages of 7 and 29. For each subject, functional lateralization was measured for each pair of 7266 regions covering the gray matter at 5-mm resolution as a difference in correlation before and after inverting images across the midsagittal plane. The difference in gray matter density between homotopic coordinates was used as a regressor to reduce the effect of structural asymmetries on functional lateralization. Nine left- and 11 ...
Lateralized brain regions subserve functions such as language and visuospatial processing. It has been conjectured that individuals may be left-brain dominant or right-brain dominant based on personality and cognitive style, but neuroimaging data has not provided clear evidence whether such phenotypic differences in the strength of left-dominant or right-dominant networks exist. We evaluated whether strongly lateralized connections covaried within the same individuals. Data were analyzed from publicly available resting state scans for 1011 individuals between the ages of 7 and 29. For each subject, functional lateralization was measured for each pair of 7266 regions covering the gray matter at 5-mm resolution as a difference in correlation before and after inverting images across the midsagittal plane. The difference in gray matter density between homotopic coordinates was used as a regressor to reduce the effect of structural asymmetries on functional lateralization. Nine left- and 11 ...
In an earlier study, Dellatolas, Curt and Lellouch (1991) concluded that handedness is not related to season of birth. However, post-hoc exploration of their and other sets of data has shown that there is an apparent tendency for left-handedness to be more prevalent in the period March-July than in the period August-February. The present work tested this seasonal hypothesis prospectively among university students. It was found that the proportion of all left-handed participants who were born in the period March-July was indeed significantly greater than the proportion of all right-handed participants who were born in the same period. Furthermore, the pattern of seasonal influence upon handedness did not vary significantly between females and males. The relation between handedness and season of birth may be linked to seasonal variation in other factors such as the incidence of infectious agents.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Mapping hemispheric asymmetries of the macaque cerebral cortex during early brain development. AU - Xia, Jing. AU - Wang, Fan. AU - Wu, Zhengwang. AU - Wang, Li. AU - Zhang, Caiming. AU - Shen, Dinggang. AU - Li, Gang. PY - 2020/1/1. Y1 - 2020/1/1. N2 - Studying cortical hemispheric asymmetries during the dynamic early postnatal stages in macaque monkeys (with close phylogenetic relationship to humans) would increase our limited understanding on the possible origins, developmental trajectories, and evolutional mechanisms of brain asymmetries in nonhuman primates, but remains a blind spot to the community. Via cortical surface-based morphometry, we comprehensively analyze hemispheric structural asymmetries in 134 longitudinal MRI scans from birth to 20 months of age from 32 healthy macaque monkeys. We reveal that most clusters of hemispheric asymmetries of cortical properties, such as surface area, cortical thickness, sulcal depth, and vertex positions, expand in the first 4 ...
The transfer of a skill learned in one hand to the other hand has been used as evidence for the role of the brains hemispheres in controlling that skill. The movement of knowledge from the dominant to the nondominant arm (D ->ND) has been interpreted as confirmation of the brains ability to encode an experience in the dominant hemisphere with the dominant hand and to influence the performance of the nondominant hand. Many researchers believe that this process is accomplished either through connections across both hemispheres or through the same side of the brain. Other scientists believe that transfer in the opposite direction reflects a dominance of the right hemisphere (in right-handers) for some aspects of motor control, so both directions of transfer can be explained with a single model ...
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Lefties have always been a bit of a puzzle. Representing only 10 percent of the general human population, left-handers have been viewed with suspicion and persecuted across history. The word sinister even derives from left or left-hand.. Two Northwestern University researchers now report that a high degree of cooperation, not something odd or sinister, plays a key role in the rarity of left-handedness. They developed a mathematical model that shows the low percentage of lefties is a result of the balance between cooperation and competition in human evolution.. Professor Daniel M. Abrams and his graduate student Mark J. Panaggio -- both right-handers -- are the first to use real-world data (from competitive sports) to test and confirm the hypothesis that social behavior is related to population-level handedness.. The results are published today (April 25) in The Journal of the Royal Society Interface.. The more social the animal -- where cooperation is highly valued -- the ...
More worrying, because mysterious, in my handiwork life was the way nothing I cut or measured, no matter how carefully, ever came out the right size. In woodwork the length of the strut for the bookshelf was always too short, and so had to be discarded, or too long, so Id measure again and cut a bit off, still too long, and so on until finally it was too short and had to be thrown away. The front and back of a blouse never matched. Other people got it right first time and there was no explaining it. Left-handedness might have been part of the problem. I was always using the wrong tools. Saws were hopeless, as bread knives and scissors still are; bread, paper and timber end up cut on a slant, no matter how hard I try. Pen nibs were cut for right-handers, indeed left-to-right writing is designed for them, so that my wrist was always smudging the already blotty letters. Sewing machines had the knobs and bobbin things on the back if I used them. But no one mentioned that and so I couldnt ...
List of 131 causes for Acute Alzheimers-like memory loss and Alzheimers-like memory loss and Bilateral brain hemisphere damage and Epilepsy, alternative diagnoses, rare causes, misdiagnoses, patient stories, and much more.
In the present study we investigate age-related changes in hand preference for grasping and the influence of task demands on such preference. Children (2-11), young-adults (17-28) and older-adults (57-90) were examined in a grasp-to-eat and a grasp-to-construct task. The end-goal of these tasks was different (eat versus construct) as was the nature of the task (unimanual versus bimanual). In both tasks, ipsilateral and contralateral grasps were analyzed. Results showed a right-hand preference that did not change with age. Across the three age groups, a more robust right-hand preference was observed for the unimanual, grasp-to-eat task. To disentangle if the nature (unimanual) or the end-goal (grasp-to-eat) was the driver of the robust right-hand preference, a follow up experiment was conducted. Young-adult participants completed a unimanual grasp-to-place task. This was contrasted with the unimanual grasp-to-eat task and the bimanual grasp-to-construct task. Rates of hand preference for the grasp-to-eat
PITTSBURGH -- Right-hander Brandon Morrow will miss at least two months because of a torn tendon sheath in his right index finger.. Morrow sustained the injury during the fifth inning of Friday nights loss to the Pirates. He finished the inning but did not come back out for the sixth, and he then flew to Florida on Saturday morning for an MRI exam.. The test revealed a tear, and as a result Morrow has been placed on the 60-day disabled list. The hope is that Morrow will be able to avoid surgery and return in July, but there is also a chance he will not pitch again this season. The Blue Jays recalled right-hander Chad Jenkins to take Morrows spot on the 25-man roster.. If he heals up, he should be back in July; if its not healing up, then theyll have to do surgery and hell be done for the year probably, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. Theyre going to wait to see [about] rehab, see if it heals on its own. But if it looks like its not going to [heal], they have the option to have ...
BALTIMORE -- The Twins bullpen is one short on Saturday, after Samuel Deduno was claimed off waivers by the Houston Astros.. The 31-year-old righthander, who twice failed to hold a spot in Minnesotas starting rotation, finishes his Twins career with a 16-18 record and 4.26 ERA. He started 41 games, pitched in long relief another 22 times, and tantalized fans with his sometimes-dominating fastball.. But his lack of control was a persistent problem, and ultimately, the Twins decided to let him go for nothing but the $25,000 waiver fee. The Astros will pay the final month of his $520,000 contract, and the Twins free up a roster spot they can use for a younger player.. He was sad to leave Minnesota, said manager Ron Gardenhire, who broke the news to the veteran righthander in the lobby of the teams hotel here. He definitely liked it here. But I told him, its always a good thing when somebody wants you.. To replace Deduno, the Twins added lefthander Aaron Thompson to the 40-man roster and ...
I am happy here. This is where I want to stay, De La Rosa said.. There was little movement in the division. Arizona acquired left-handed reliever Joe Thatcher from San Diego, parting with starter Ian Kennedy. The Dodgers signed free-agent reliever Brian Wilson on Tuesday. The biggest trades involved the Red Sox landing White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy and the Orioles acquiring right-hander Bud Norris from the Astros.. Its still possible the Rockies could make some roster wrinkles. Several teams were interested in closer Rafael Betancourt before his appendectomy. However, a player must pass through waivers this month to be traded. And other teams can block that move, leaving the player typically pulled back rather than a deal getting worked out.. Bettis arrives. Rookie Chad Bettis doesnt scare easily. Good thing. Hes up next, making his major-league debut Thursday. The Rockies starters have allowed 30 hits and 20 earned runs in the first three games of this series.. Colorado has been ...
Ex-Yankee Phil Hughes is expected to receive $24 million for three years from the Twins, who are also making progress to bring back A.J. Pierzynski.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Right-hander Bartolo Colon was designated for assignment by the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, one day after the 44-year-old right-handers record dropped to 2-8.
Hemispheric differences for visual P3 amplitude in patients with schizophrenia, Pegah Vafaii, Shahrzad Mazhari, Ali Mohammad Pourrahimi, Nouzar Nakhaee
One challenge to modelling population-level handedness is a lack of data for empirical validation. To quote Ghirlanda et al. … we need data from populations that differ in the balance between antagonistic and synergistic interactions but are otherwise as similar as possible [11]. Ideally, we would compare predicted equilibria of equation (2.2) to data from animal populations exhibiting varying degrees of cooperation. Unfortunately, for most species, quantifying the degree of cooperation is difficult, and the available data on the degree and direction of population-level lateralization vary from experiment to experiment depending on the task considered. This lack of consistent, conclusive data on handedness in the natural world leads us to examine the proxy situation of athletics (as done in Raymond et al. [1]), where data on handedness and cooperation are more easily accessible.. To explain the observed fraction of left-handed athletes, it is important to model the selection process because ...
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The Left-Hander Syndrome: The Causes and Consequences of Left-handedness by Stanley Coren, John Murray, pp 308, Pounds sterling 16.95 Perhaps the least noticed and most disadvantaged minority group is the left-handed. Their bad press goes back to ancient times. After all, (God) set the sheep on his right hand, and the goats on the left …
People who are highly creative have better connectivity between the left and right brain hemispheres, according to a new study by a team of international researchers.
Results Techniques were first established in controls. Lower limb TT-TMS normal values (n=35) showed no statistically significant difference from upper limb (11.5+1.2 vs 11.3+1.1) and no significant interhemispheric differences (p=0.8). Novel testing of all 4-limbs in patients revealed differences in the pattern and spread of UMN and LMN vulnerability. Peripheral DTI metrics identified early axonal degeneration in the pre-symptomatic upper limb, correlating with clinical and neurophysiological markers of disease progression. Cortical hyperexcitability was associated with the clinically symptomatic limb as well site of onset in all phenotypes. In upper limb onset patients, clinical asymmetry correlated with synchronous asymmetry in LMN and UMN involvement, with significant interhemispheric differences in cortical hyperexcitability (p=0.05). ...
The involvement of the right and left hemispheres in mediating language functions has been measured in a variety of ways over the centuries since the relative dominance of the left hemisphere was first known. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) presents a useful non-invasive method of assessing lateralisation that is being increasingly used in clinical practice and research. However, the methods used in the fMRI laterality literature currently are highly variable, making systematic comparisons across studies difficult. Here we consider the different methods of quantifying and classifying laterality that have been used in fMRI studies since 2000, with the aim of determining which give the most robust and reliable measurement. Recommendations are made with a view to informing future research to increase standardisation in fMRI laterality protocols. In particular, the findings reinforce the importance of threshold-independent methods for calculating laterality indices, and the benefits of
How did life originate and why were left-handed molecules selected for its architecture? This question of high public and interdisciplinary scientific interest is the central theme of this book. It is widely known that in processes triggering the origin of life on Earth, the equal occurrence, the parity between left-handed amino acids and their right-handed mirror images, was violated. The balance was inevitably tipped to the left - as a result of which lifes proteins today exclusively implement the left form of amino acids. Written in an engaging style, this book describes how the basic building blocks of life, the amino acids, formed. After a comprehensible introduction to stereochemistry, the author addresses the inherent property of amino acids in living organisms, namely the preference for left-handedness. What was the cause for the violation of parity of amino acids in the emergence of life on Earth? All the fascinating models proposed by physicists, chemists and biologist are vividly
Ive been trying to make it work. Its been trying to avoid working for me. Were at a standoff. However, here are my insights about it, which you may translate easily into left-handedness: what youre actually doing is wrapping the yarn around and around your hand. The whole deal with the finger is just to make sure that you can take the wrapped yarn OFF again - cause if youd just wrap yarn around your hand, it would, uh, be nice a nice and tight - but not plyable-from - hand warmer. So, the trick youre trying to do is to insert a something (your middle finger) into the tight ball being wrapped, and then remove it, so that the tight ball has a large enough center hole to fit comfortably and nicely over your wrist, without pain. Ive been experimenting with toilet rolls instead of hands (for making the center-pull ball - which seems to entail mostly just the keeping track of where the first end, while simultaneously rolling the ball with the business end; I do that by sticking the first end ...
Peter Tatchell, an Australian-born British homosexual activist who founded the direct action group OutRage! that specialises in media stunts such as disrupting Christian religious services, wrote on Spiked Online that he agrees with the scientific consensus that there is no such thing as a gay gene. Contrary to the findings of some researchers who have tried to posit a purely genetic origin for same-sex attractions, Tatchell wrote, Genes and hormones may predispose a person to one sexuality rather than another. But thats all. Predisposition and determination are two different things.. Homosexual activists have adopted the gay gene theory to bolster their assertion that any objection on moral grounds to homosexual activity is akin to objecting to left-handedness or skin colour. It has supported the accusation that Christians and others who object to the homosexual movement are racists and bigots. Tatchell even went as far as to acknowledge the existence of some who have changed their ...
The brain is usually associated with the thinking process, memory, cognition, logic or concentration. However, the real mechanism of action of this highly-evolved structure might leave you amazed. Let us take the lateralization of brain function. As discussed before, there are two distinct cerebral halves separated by a median fissure.. Studies show that each human being evolves in his own manner and has his own unique lateralization. The left hemisphere is associated with action and strongly related to emotional impulses that can lead to risky behaviors or unwise decisions. The manner of speech and muscular movement seem to be more dominant in this case. The right hemisphere on the other hand is connected to logical thinking and visuospatial attention. According to a study published in 2013, left hemisphere regions tend to interact with the same hemisphere, while right-hemisphere constituents are likely to do so with both halves. Still, their functions remain largely related. For example, if a ...
Assume that left-handedness is a recessive trait controlled by one pair of dominant-recessive alleles. If 625 of 2,500 individuals in a sample of a population is left-handed, and if the population is in Hardy-Weinberg.
Split-brain research has been conducted for decades, and scientists have long ago shown that language processing is largely located in the left side of the brain. When words appear only in the left visual field -- an area processed by the right side of the brain -- the right brain must transfer that information to the left brain, in order to interpret it. The new study at UCSB shows that healthy test subjects respond less accurately when information is shown only to the right brain. While hemispheric specialization is considered accurate, the new study sheds light on the highly complex interplay -- with neurons firing back and forth between distinct areas in each half of the brain.This study shows that the strength of communication across the brain changes dynamically, when information is exchanged between the right and left hemispheres via the corpus callosum, which connects both sides of the brain. ...
While the left hemispheric role in speech production has been extensively studied the role of the right hemisphere is less explored. Therefore, this paper addressed the question to what extend the right hemisphere is involved in prosodic production in an intonational language such as German. In particular, we explored the speech production of three patients with right hemisphere damage and compared these data to that of matched controls. We used a question-answer test of 48 German sentences with different verb-argument structures and varying focus positions. Healthy subjects correctly differentiated between the syntactic conditions and between the wide and narrow focused sentences by correlating prosodic parameters with cues for Intonational Phrasing as well as for accent distribution and accent types. In comparison, patients had difficulties in realizing prominence/accent distribution. Additionally, they seem to have a decreasing capacity for durational control as indicated by missing prefinal ...
New York, NY - September 14, 2000 - Columbia-Presbyterian researchers report that rather than being completely hard wired, structures on one side of the brain can take over certain language functions normally achieved by a damaged region on the opposite side. The study, published in the September 2000 issue of the journal Neuropsychologia, may provide insights into the brains compensatory responses to injury.. The brain is not a homogeneous structure-various brain functions are each performed by distinct, areas, so damage to a brain region can produce a specific and lasting functional difficulty in perception, thinking, or movement. Columbia-Presbyterian researchers report, however, that in the brains of three patients with chronic arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) in the left frontal lobe, brain functions involved in speech production were successfully relocated.. AVMs are chronic conditions thought to begin developing in utero and may begin causing brain problems, as evidenced by ...
Results TMS data revealed 12/13 subjects had asymmetric motor representation (lateralised dominance) for the pharynx (6 left, 6 right) with significantly larger responses observed in the lateralised projection (p , 0.001). FMRI data (figure 1) also revealed asymmetric activations in both sensorimotor cortices in each subject for the different tasks which were used as seed regions for tractography. Largest activations were observed in primary motor cortices (Brodmann Area (BA) 4) after water swallowing, predominantly right lateralised. By contrast, tongue elevation and saliva swallowing produced a greater number of left lateralised brain areas, particularly pre- and supplementary-motor cortex (BA 6) as well as areas involved with language and speech processing (BA 22,40,44). Tractography revealed larger tract volumes in the hemispheric dominant projection predicted by TMS compared to the non-dominant projection for water but not for saliva swallowing or tongue elevations (p , 0.001 ...
Results TMS data revealed 12/13 subjects had asymmetric motor representation (lateralised dominance) for the pharynx (6 left, 6 right) with significantly larger responses observed in the lateralised projection (p , 0.001). FMRI data (figure 1) also revealed asymmetric activations in both sensorimotor cortices in each subject for the different tasks which were used as seed regions for tractography. Largest activations were observed in primary motor cortices (Brodmann Area (BA) 4) after water swallowing, predominantly right lateralised. By contrast, tongue elevation and saliva swallowing produced a greater number of left lateralised brain areas, particularly pre- and supplementary-motor cortex (BA 6) as well as areas involved with language and speech processing (BA 22,40,44). Tractography revealed larger tract volumes in the hemispheric dominant projection predicted by TMS compared to the non-dominant projection for water but not for saliva swallowing or tongue elevations (p , 0.001 ...
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 variou
Human brain hemispheres are asymmetric. Individual anatomical differences involve widespread cortical and subcortical areas and are more prominent among males [1,2]. The interhemispheric asymmetry is...
Providing a personal overview of hemispheric differences in human cognitive activity, Professor Efron is selective in his presentation of significant issues. To ensure a balanced overview, references are made to many books, review articles, and research…
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We present a description of a new software package, dopOSCCI, which summarises data from experimental studies where functional transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (fTCD) is used to compare hemispheric rates of blood flow in order to assess lateralization of a cognitive process. The software provides a graphical user interface to summarise analogue and digital data collected using Multi-Dop Doppler Ultrasound devices (DWL Multidop T2: manufacturer, DWL Elektronische Systeme, Singen, Germany). The unique aspects of dopOSCCI allow multi-file processing, multi-event marker processing, behavioural and multi-session summaries, image file data visualization, and tab-delimited output files which includes split-half, single-trial summaries and data quality variables. The Matlab based software is available under the GNU GPL license and can be accessed online at https://databank.ora.ox.ac.uk/general/datasets/dopOSCCI, the Oxford University DataBank.
American Journal of Primatology 70:254-260 (2008) RESEARCH ARTICLE Consistency of Hand Preference Across Low-level and High-level Tasks in Capuchin Monkeys (Cebus apella) ALAYNA L. LILAK AND KIMBERLEY A. PHILLIPS Department of Psychology, Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio Numerous studies investigating behavioral lateralization in capuchins have been published. Although some research groups have reported a population-level hand preference, other researchers have argued that capuchins do not show hand preference at the population level. As task complexity influences the expression of handedness in other primate species, the purpose of this study was to collect hand preference data across a variety of high- and low-level tasks to evaluate how task complexity influences the expression of hand preference in capuchins. We tested eleven captive brown capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) to determine if they show consistent hand preferences across multiple high- and lowlevel tasks. Capuchins were expected to ...
An new review related to schizophrenia and left handedness covers the changes to the structure of the brain, including which part of the brain deals with which functions have often been thought to be important in schizophrenia. Several studies have noted a higher rate of left-handedness in schizophrenic people although some scientists think this is due to ambidextrousness rather than genuine left-handedness. A recent review of 40 studies into handedness and schizophrenia found that schizophrenic people were more likely to be left-handed although there was often a lack of consistency about the way in which handedness was defined.. Dragovic, M., Hammond, G. - Handedness in schizophrenia : a quantitative review of evidence Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica June 2005, 111 (6), 410-419. Blog Source: Mental Health Update. ...
Traditionally, anatomical and physiological descriptions of hemispheric specialization have focused on hemispheric asymmetries of local brain structure or local functional properties, respectively. This article reviews the current state of an alternative approach that aims at unraveling the causes and functional principles of hemispheric specialization in terms of asymmetries in connectivity. Starting with an overview of the historical origins of the concept of lateralization, we briefly review recent evidence from anatomical and developmental studies that asymmetries in structural connectivity may be a critical factor shaping hemispheric specialization. These differences in anatomical connectivity, which are found both at the intra- and inter-regional level, are likely to form the structural substrate of different functional principles of information processing in the two hemispheres. The main goal of this article is to describe how these functional principles can be characterized using ...
The use of intracarotid propofol procedure (IPP) when assessing musical lateralization has not been reported in literature up to now. This procedure (similar to Wada Test) has provided the opportunity to investigate not only lateralization of language and memory functions on epileptic patients but also offers a functional mapping approach with superior spatial and temporal resolution to analyze the lateralization of musical abilities. Findings in literature suggest that musical training modifies functional and structural brain organization. We studied hemispheric lateralization in a professional musician, a 33 years old woman with refractory left medial temporal lobe epilepsy. A longitudinal neuropsychological study was performed over a period of 21 months. Before epilepsy surgery, musical abilities, language and memory were tested during IPP by means of a novel and exhaustive neuropsychological battery focusing on the processing of music. We used a selection of stimuli to analyze listening, score
Sensory strength-duration curves were obtained using percutaneous true square-wave pulses ranging from 0.1 to 20.0 ms produced by an isolated constant current stimulator. In 119 healthy volunteers sensory thresholds were measured bilaterally by stimulating the distal phalange of the little finger. In order to examine the relationship of sensory threshold and handedness the latter was assessed by means of the Edinburgh Inventory. An asymmetry of sensory threshold was found for all the subjects and this was more pronounced with shorter stimuli. Of right-handers tested 73.5% had a lower threshold on the left side while 70.8% of left-handers had a lower threshold on the right side. Although threshold asymmetry is associated with handedness this is not necessarily due to cerebral lateralization.. ...
California researchers examined 72 pairs of identical twins, who share all of the same genes, and 67 pairs of fraternal twins, who share many but not all genes. All were World War II veterans enrolled in a long-term government brain study, and their average age was 72. All patients underwent MRI scans to compare the sizes of the left and right sides of their brains. The scans indicated that righties had less symmetrical brains than the lefties, as has been shown in previous research, Dr. Daniel Geschwind and colleagues report in the March 5th issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. And when the researchers compared individual pairs of identical and fraternal twins, they found that the brains of the right-handed identical siblings were the most similar structurally, suggesting a strong genetic underpinning to right-handedness that does not seem to be present for left-handedness. The brain structure differences in right-handers seem to have a significant genetic component, ...
Marlins acquire Prado from Yankees to replace SF-bound McGehee. The Miami Marlins on Tuesday acquired Martin Prado, right-hander David Phelps and cash from the New York Yankees in exchange for right-hander Nathan Eovaldi, first baseman Garrett Jones and right-hander Domingo German.. ...
There are a few differences between the functions of the left and right hemispheres of the brain. One hemisphere is referred to as the dominant hemisphere, and it is most associated with language and with logical skills.2 The areas of the brain that control speech and mathematical abilities are located in the dominant hemisphere.. The non-dominant hemisphere is responsible for creativity, including art and imagination.3 The non-dominant hemisphere is also responsible for integrating spatial information and for controlling a sense of awareness of 3-dimensional space.. The dominant hemisphere of the brain is usually the hemisphere opposite your dominant hand.4 For right-handed individuals, the dominant hemisphere is typically on the left side. For left-handed individuals, the dominant hemisphere may be on the right side, and this is why strokes affect left-handed people differently than they affect right-handed people.5. ...
The Left Brain Right Brain game series is designed to equally train a players weak and dominant hands via logic-based mini-games that require players to rotate the DS in book style play. In Left Brain Right Brain 2, players use the Touch Screen in 20 new games based on speed, accuracy, association, recognition, memory and strategy. Games like Balloon Attack, Block Buster, Cosmic Seesaw and Space Escape, among others, strengthen the left and right hemispheres of the brain by making players switch hands throughout play. Afterwards, players can monitor personal progress and assess improvement by reviewing development percentages for each hand. Gamers can also tailor their favorite mental-training routine in the new Exercises mode, while testing good and weak hands via three random games in Ambidexterity Check. Finally, players can compete with a friend in both single and multi-card multiplayer mode to prove who has the mental skills to be truly ambidextrous ...
Almost all right-handers are left hemisphere dominant (99-ish percent) but with left-handers its about 50/50. Im somewhat ambidextrous, though (prefer right hand but can use left hand even to write), and I tend to be highly logical and very language oriented, spatial orientation skills suck (a right hemisphere skill) but I can sing and play piano as well as draw fairly well. Ive also done some pretty good sculptures...Ive had some abbreviated neuropsychological testing about 10-15 years ago and they thought I had mixed dominance ...
NEW YORK -- Wade LeBlanc said that when he learned he had been claimed off waivers from the Angels on Tuesday, a smile spread across his face. For the 29-year-old left-hander, it was hearing the word Yankees that made him happiest.. Youre ecstatic, LeBlanc said. When I thought about my career path, I never associated it with the New York Yankees, so this is definitely beyond excitement.. LeBlanc joined the Yankees bullpen on Wednesday and will serve as a long reliever, replacing Alfredo Aceves, who was designated for assignment. LeBlanc had been with Triple-A Salt Lake in the Halos system, where he was 5-1 with a 3.69 ERA in nine starts.. The Yankees also recalled right-hander Jose Ramirez from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, optioning right-hander Preston Claiborne to Triple-A.. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that he will use Ramirez as a multiple-innings pitcher, similar to how he has been using Adam Warren. Ramirez was 2-0 with a save and an 0.84 ERA in seven ...
Handedness is marked by the preference of one hand over another for fine motor tasks, especially writing. Usually, only one hand is considered dominant; however, there are individuals who exhibit the ability to use both hands equally (mixed-handers). The aim of this study was to identify the incidence for handedness in a sample of Greek adolescents and examine possible gender differences in handedness among these adolescents and their siblings. 634 secondary school students (Mean age 13.38, SD = 1.47) who attended mainstream public schools participated in this study. All students completed the Edinburgh Handedness Inventory (EHI). Students were divided in three groups, namely right-handers (an EHI +50 to +100), mixed-handers (an EHI -49 to +49) and left-handers (an EHI -100 to -50). This process resulted in the classification of 544 adolescents (85.8%) as right-handed, 46 adolescents (7.3%) as left-handed and 44 adolescents (6.9%) as non-lateralized (ambidextrous). Contrary to previous research, the
Comments: Until a sprained ulnar collateral ligament sidelined him for his senior season, it appeared Giolito had a legitimate shot at becoming the first high school right-hander in Draft history to go No. 1 overall.Getting comps to Roy Halladay, in terms of his size, Giolito has been projected to have three above-average to plus offerings at his disposal at the next level. While his fastball sits comfortably in the 93-mph range, he was able to reach back and crank it up to 96 mph when needed. Its a heavy fastball that has some very good late movement, and his downhill plane makes it even tougher. Giolito throws a power curve with a sharp break as it reaches the plate. He also has an excellent changeup that dips like a split-fingered pitch. Hes got above-average command of all three, keeping his pitches down in the strike zone to go along with above-average mound presence and competitiveness.The SoCal right-hander wasnt viewed as having any real weaknesses, and, unlike many prep pitchers, it ...
BALTIMORE - The writing was on the wall for the Orioles after starting pitcher Jake Arrietas early struggles made it apparent he wasnt going to stick in Baltimore.. As was the case for large portions of last season, the rotation carousel is in full motion as right-hander Josh Stinson was the first to receive an opportunity just a few weeks after being claimed off waivers from the Oakland Athletics. The 25-year-old had gone through that process two other times in the last year, giving off the impression that hes talented enough to want but not good enough to keep for the long haul.. Manager Buck Showalter chose Stinson over other candidates Zach Britton and Freddy Garcia - citing positive reviews from Triple-A Norfolk manager Ron Johnson and Tides pitching coach Mike Griffin - and was asked whether this was a one-shot opportunity for the right-hander or if he would receive an extended look spanning a few starts. The Baltimore skippers response was familiar, especially when remembering the ...
The As re-signed right-hander starter Bartolo Colon, who was suspended for using performance-enhancing substances in August, to a one-year deal. Despite Colons age and his suspension, the As will pay him $3 million next year, and an incentives package could push the deal to between $5 million and $6 million - including provisions in the event that Colon pitches in relief. The As have not shown objections to signing players serving drug suspensions, adding Manny Ramirez on a minor-league deal last season after his second steroid bust. The As continue to have interest in their other free-agent starter, right-hander Brandon McCarthy, Beane said, and Saturdays transaction will not impact the teams efforts to bring him back. Pitching depth is something Oakland has emphasized the past few years, and Colon, McCarthy, Brett Anderson and A.J. Griffin all were on the disabled list at various points in 2012.
The As appeared to pace themselves, too, relying on a fine start by right-hander Mike Oquist and two innings of strong relief by Bill Taylor to carry them to the 11th inning of a 1-1 game. [...] former As outfielder Shane Mack -- one week removed from his trade to Kansas City -- came back to haunt them in the 12th by scoring on a bases loaded single by Johnny Damon in a 4-1 Royals victory. Seemingly worn-out after Thursday nights 12-run, four-homer eruption, the As quietly settled into abeyance against Royals right-hander Hipolito Pichardo, making him look downright nasty by submitting to five strikeouts. Macfarlane reached second when Royals reliever Scott Service, the one-time Giants pitcher, walked Spiezio and Jason McDonald to load the bases with two out. Macfarlane got his third start for the As when rookie catcher A. J. Hinch was delegated to the dugout last night after being knocked in the head by a popup in the sixth inning of Thursday nights 12-7 victory.
OAKLAND - The Giants spent two months charging to the front of the NL West. Now they are limping to the All-Star break. And the limp is becoming more pronounced by the day.. The Giants officially placed second baseman Joe Panik on the 7-day disabled list with what Manager Bruce Bochy termed a mild concussion.. The club purchased the contract of former Mets and Cardinals infielder Ruben Tejada, who is in Wednesdays lineup at third base as the Bay Bridge series shifts to the Coliseum for the final two games.. Panik joins third baseman Matt Duffy, outfielder Hunter Pence, infielder Kelby Tomlinson, infielder Ehire Adrianza, right-hander Matt Cain and right-hander Sergio Romo on the disabled list.. The Giants had signed Tejada to a minor league contract just two weeks ago after the St. Louis Cardinals had cut him loose. He was batting .205 with one home run in 11 games for Triple-A Sacrament0.. With Ramiro Peña and Brandon Crawford the only middle infielders on the active roster, and no other ...
HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE. ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE. published: 09 February 2015 doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00055. Hemispheric differences in relational reasoning: novel insights based on an old technique. Michael S. Vendetti1*f, Elizabeth L. Johnson1,2 f, Connor J. Lemos2 and Silvia A. Bunge1,2. Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA 2 Department of Psychology, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA. Edited by:. Jérôme Prado, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France. Reviewed by:. Glenda Andrews, Griffith University, Australia. James Kenneth Kroger, New Mexico State University, USA. *Correspondence:. Michael S. Vendetti, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California at Berkeley, 134 Barker Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA e-mail: [email protected] f Shared first authorship.. Relational reasoning, or the ability to integrate multiple mental relations to arrive at a logical conclusion, is a critical ...
On removal of the skull cap there is found to be a thin film of subdural hemorrhage measuring approximately 7-8 cc over the surface of the right cerebral hemisphere and extending to the base of the cerebral hemisphere.The 1450 gm brain has a normal overall architecture. Mild narrowing of the sulci and flattening of the gyri are seen. No inflammation is identified.There is a thin film of subarachnoid hemorrhage overlying the entire right cerebral hemisphere. On the right cerebral hemisphere underlying the previously mentioned linear skull fracture is an extensive linear area of purple contusion extending from the right frontal area, posteriorly along the lateral aspect of the parietal region and into the occipital area. This area of contusion measures 8 inches in length with a width of up to 1.75 inches. At the tip of the right temporal lobe is a one-quarter by one-quarter inch similar appearing purple contusion. Only very minimal contusion is present at the tip of the left temporal lobe. This ...
On removal of the skull cap there is found to be a thin film of subdural hemorrhage measuring approximately 7-8 cc over the surface of the right cerebral hemisphere and extending to the base of the cerebral hemisphere.The 1450 gm brain has a normal overall architecture. Mild narrowing of the sulci and flattening of the gyri are seen. No inflammation is identified.There is a thin film of subarachnoid hemorrhage overlying the entire right cerebral hemisphere. On the right cerebral hemisphere underlying the previously mentioned linear skull fracture is an extensive linear area of purple contusion extending from the right frontal area, posteriorly along the lateral aspect of the parietal region and into the occipital area. This area of contusion measures 8 inches in length with a width of up to 1.75 inches. At the tip of the right temporal lobe is a one-quarter by one-quarter inch similar appearing purple contusion. Only very minimal contusion is present at the tip of the left temporal lobe. This ...
Unilateral spatial neglect (USN) is believed to be a disorder of attention, characterized by impairment in the ability to perceive or respond to stimuli presented to the contralesional space, and which is not attributable to significant sensory or motor deficits. USN has serious consequences for rehabilitation and long term disabilities. Efforts have been made to clarify both the theoretical basis of this phenomenon and the rehabilitation methods that will be best in improving function. The purpose of this study is to try and contribute to both efforts by examining treatment effectiveness of two methods; one targeting general arousal (phasic alerting), and the other targeting increasing awareness to left side stimuli and habit changes. Functional neuroimaging methods (PET [positron emission tomography] and fMRI [functional magnetic resonance imaging]) have been applied to understand the functional anatomy of the brain during mental processes. Only a few attempts have been made to use functional ...
Language processing is dynamic and requires the participation of both cerebral hemispheres. The left hemisphere (LH) is considered to be the language dominant hemisphere, however, the right hemisphere (RH) is also accepted to play an important role in language processing. The RH has been linked with processing of discourse, comprehension of inferences, ambiguity and metaphoric language, and underlying much of this, is its role in lexical-semantic processing [see for a review of RH language processing [1]]. According to dynamic models of cognitive functioning bilateral lexical-semantic processing will involve both interhemispheric activation and inhibition [2]. The language dominant LH is suggested to inhibit aspects of RH participation in order to maximize the efficiency of word level processing and meaning selection [2-4]. Interhemispheric inhibition has been suggested to limit the RHs ability to perform to its maximum semantic processing capacity under normal processing conditions, and to ...
Results-The FA laterality index for the cerebral peduncle-regions of interest was a poor predictor of 3-month outcome (R2=0.044; P=0.137), whereas the slope over the FA laterality index of the nearest-5-slices showed a relatively weak but significant prediction (R2=0.11; P=0.022) with the affected side having lower FA values. Initial upper extremity Fugl-Meyer (R2=0.69; P,0.001) and the weighted CST lesion load (R2=0.71; P,0.001) were strong predictors of 3-month outcome. In multivariate analyses, controlling for initial upper extremity Fugl-Meyer, weighted CST lesion load, and days-of-therapy, neither the FA laterality index of the cerebral peduncle nor the slope over the FA laterality index of the nearest-5-slices significantly contributed to the prediction of 86% of the variance in the upper extremity Fugl-Meyer at 3 months. ...
Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is certainly a novel technology for low-cost noninvasive brain imaging suitable for use in virtually all subject and patient populations. left IFG right IFG) than between IFG and MFG in the same hemisphere. Laterality indexes were calculated as t-values for the left > right comparisons of intrinsic connectivity within each regional group of channels in each subject. Regardless of handedness, the group average laterality indexes were negative thus revealing significantly higher connectivity in the right hemisphere in the majority of RH subjects and in both LH subjects. The analysis of Granger Causality between hemispheres has also shown a greater flow of info from the proper left hemisphere which might point to a significant role of the proper hemisphere in the relaxing condition. These data motivate additional exploration of the NIRS connection and its software for the evaluation of hemispheric interactions within the practical architecture of the mind. ...
Dirk Bruere at Neopax wrote: , Left and right visual data are procecessed by opposite hemispheres. , Is the same true of hearing, or is it left-left and right-right? , For hearing the process is basically the same. Sensory information (hearing, seeing, smelling...) is processed by specific neural cells, called sensory receptors. These neurons connect to the thalamus, and from that, to the respective sensory areas of the cortex. The only thing that you have to know is that in both, hearing and seeing, some sensory information coming from the left side goes to the same hemisphere (ipsilateral), and some goes to the opposite hemisphere (contralateral). For hearing the cells responsible for collecting the auditory information are the hair cells (or auditory receptor cells). They send the information through the auditory nerve to the brain stem, where they activate other neurons, which send the information to the both thalamus (medial geniculate nuclei). That means, it activates the same thalamic ...
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Whole-brain functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to detect local hemodynamic changes reflecting cortical activation in five left handed and five right handed human subjects during bilateral stimulation of the tongue with various tastes. Activation was found bilaterally in the insula and th …
The AcrA/AcrB/TolC complex spans the inner and outer membranes of Escherichia coli and serves as its major drug-resistance pump. Driven by the proton motive force, it mediates the efflux of bile salts, detergents, organic solvents, and many structurally unrelated antibiotics. Here, we report a crystallographic structure of trimeric AcrB determined at 2.9 and 3.0 angstrom resolution in space groups that allow asymmetry of the monomers. This structure reveals three different monomer conformations representing consecutive states in a transport cycle. The structural data imply an alternating access mechanism and a novel peristaltic mode of drug transport by this type of transporter.. ...
We all know that the brain has two separate hemispheres but many people are not exactly sure what the function of each of these hemispheres are. The left hemisphere is responsible for logical thinking and communication skills. While the right hemisphere is responsible for symbolic thought and creativity, although recent research has been contradicting, proving that there are parts of the right hemisphere for creativity and vice versa. In left-handed people the functions are reversed. The left hemisphere is said to be dominant because of two specialized areas: Brocas area (B), motor cortex responsible for speech and Wernickes area (W), the cortex responsible for verbal comprehension.. The corpus callosum is located deep in the interhemispheric fissure, or sagittal fissure is the structure responsible for the connection between the two cerebral hemispheres. This structure, composed of nerve fibers white (Freixes axon wrapped in myelin), is responsible for the exchange of information between the ...
Blogpost by a member of our Interest Group by Tamás Molnár International migration law (hereinafter: IML) is a multi-layered body of law. It is composed of an ever-growing number of norms relating to various branches of international law such as human rights law, international refugee law, international labour law, international trade law, law of the…
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Kevin Leitchs Left Brain Right Brain autism blog closed today. Click the link and you will discover why: The reason LB/RB is shutting is because I cannot continue to allow my beautiful eldest girl to be exposed to the hatred...
Kevin Leitchs Left Brain Right Brain autism blog closed today. Click the link and you will discover why: The reason LB/RB is shutting is because I cannot continue to allow my beautiful eldest girl to be exposed to the hatred...
We provide a protocol for isolation of microglia from different dissected regions of an adult mouse brain hemisphere, followed by...
The left cerebral hemisphere controls movement of the right side of the body. Depending on the severity, a stroke affecting the left cerebral hemisphere may result in loss of motor skills and sensations on the right side of the body, and may also cause loss of the ability to speak and understand words ...
Midbrain activation is a new hot topic now. When we were children we read about superheroes that can see through wall. We saw in movies that a kung-fu master can fight with his eyes blinfolded. Midbrain (mesencephalon) is one part of brain that has a controlling function. Midbrain is act like a brain manager to manage the function of right and left brain. When we were a baby, our midbrain functioned well.. After 5 years old, midbrain of most of us becomes less active. Midbrain looses its capability to manage the left and right brain. The manager becomes lazy now. What happened with the left and right brain? Because this brain is the bigger brain, they still functioned well, but without the manager. These two big brains compete each other. Depend of the circumstances and character, one of the brains became a winner, and the other became looser.. If the left brain is the winner, left brain is used to solve most of the problem. We call this child left brain dominant. Children with left brain ...
An emerging topic in behavioural biology and psychology is brain lateralization. E.g. the asymmetrical organization of the brain in the left right plain. At first, this phenomenon was described only in humans, and was regarded as one of the extraordinary features of our „superior‟ brain. Later, it was discovered that lateralization exists in many animal species. This asymmetrical organization of the brain results in asymmetrical output called behaviour. The most common example of this in humans is handedness. Asymmetry is described in more and more behaviours, but its origin remains debated. Are they simply „nature‟; hard-coded in our DNA? Or are they „nurture‟ and caused by environmental conditions or experience? The subject of this thesis is asymmetries in visual perception in humans. It is easy to think we perceive the world in an unbiased way. But with an asymmetric brain, it is more likely that we also have asymmetrical perception. This study tries to answer some important ...
Two members of the Dodgers postseason starting rotation - Ryu and veteran left-hander Rich Hill - have signed elsewhere as free agents (the Blue Jays and Twins, respectively). The two take long medical records with them. But they combined for 81 starts over the past two seasons with a 36-14 record and 2.66 ERA. The Dodgers dipped into the deep waters of free agency but were rebuffed by Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg. Instead, former Brewers right-hander Jimmy Nelson (coming back after two seasons of limited activity following shoulder surgery) and former Dodgers left-hander Alex Wood (limited to seven starts with the Reds due to a back injury last year) have been signed as low-cost bounceback candidates. They could add experienced depth to the rotation behind Buehler, Kershaw and Kenta Maeda. Along with Wood and Nelson, Julio Urias, May, Gonsolin and Ross Stripling will compete for starts and give the Dodgers their usual depth, allowing them to spread the regular-season workload ...
Define left brain: the left cerebral hemisphere of the human brain especially when viewed in terms of its predominant thought processes (such as…
definite evidence for language lateralisation arose from studies in split brain patients. In these patients, the nerve fibres that connect the two hemispheres were severed in order to stop the spread of epileptic seizures from one hemisphere to the other ... studies of these split brain patients were carried out in the 1960s and 1970s by the Nobel Prize laureate Roger Sperry and his colleagues at the Californian Institute of Technology ... Sperrys experiments yielded an amazing result: when split brain patients processed an object with their right hand, i.e. with their left hemisphere, they could easily name the object. In contrast, when an object was touched with the left hand, i.e. processed by the right hemisphere, they could not name it!. ...
article{MaDoSpGaHeBaHe12, author = {Bj\orn Machner and Michael Dorr and Andreas Sprenger and Janina von der Gablentz and Wolfgang Heide and Erhardt Barth and Christoph Helmchen}, title = {Impact of dynamic bottom-up features and top-down control on the visual exploration of moving real-world scenes in hemispatial neglect}, journal = {Neuropsychologia}, volume = {50}, year = {2012}, pages = {2415--2425}, pdf = {http://www.inb.uni-luebeck.de/publications/pdfs/MaDoSpGaHeBaHe12.pdf}, url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.06.012}, abstract = {. Patients with hemispatial neglect are severely impaired in orienting their attention to contralesional hemispace. Although motion is one of the strongest attentional cues in humans, it is still unknown how neglect patients visually explore their moving real-world environment.. We therefore recorded eye movements at bedside in 19 patients with hemispatial neglect following acute right hemisphere stroke, 14 right-brain damaged patients ...
MINNEAPOLIS - Astros righthander Collin McHugh thinks the blister on the middle finger of his throwing hand wont be a problem going forward. McHugh said he noticed the blister in his bullpen before the game, and it started to become an issue from the third inning on. Crain threw a bullpen Saturday as he works his way back from offseason shoulder surgery. With the bullpen burnt out after starting pitcher Scott Feldman recorded just five outs Saturday, the Astros on Sunday called up lefthander Rudy Owens for his second stint in the big leagues. Owens has always been a starting pitcher, so it stands to reason the Astros wouldnt want to keep him out of a rotation setting for long. Shortstop Jonathan Villar (right elbow) returned to the starting lineup for the first time since being hit by a pitch on Tuesday and went 3-for-5, raising his average to .205. … Of the 41 players the Astros selected in the MLB draft, a whopping 37 were from the collegiate ranks.
The biological ion channel gramicidin A (gA) was modified by synthetic means to obtain the tail-to-tail linked asymmetric gA-derived dimer com-pound3. Single-channel current measurements for 3in planar lipid bilayers exhibit an Eisenman I ion selectivity for alkali cations. The structural asymmetry does not lead to an observable functional asymmetry. The structure of 3in solution without and with Cs cations was investigated by 1 H-NMR spectroscopy. In CDCl3 ⁄CD3OH (1 : 1, v⁄v),3forms a mixture of double-strandedb-helices.... ...