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The evolution of foresight: What is mental time travel, and is it unique to humans?
In a dynamic world, mechanisms allowing prediction of future situations can provide a selective advantage. We suggest that memory systems differ in the degree of flexibility they offer forExpand
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Mental time travel and the evolution of the human mind.
This article contains the argument that the human ability to travel mentally in time constitutes a discontinuity between ourselves and other animals. Mental time travel comprises the mentalExpand
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Recognition of disoriented shapes.
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From mouth to hand: Gesture, speech, and the evolution of right-handedness
  • M. Corballis
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • 1 April 2003
The strong predominance of right-handedness appears to be a uniquely human characteristic, whereas the left-cerebral dominance for vocalization occurs in many species, including frogs, birds, andExpand
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From Hand to Mouth: The Origins of Language
Preface vii Acknowledgments xi Chapter 1. What Is Language? 1 Chapter 2. Do Animals Have Language? 21 Chapter 3. In the Beginning Was the Gesture 41 Chapter 4. On Our Own Two Feet 66 Chapter 5.Expand
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Long‐term potentiation of human visual evoked responses
Long‐term potentiation (LTP) is a candidate synaptic mechanism underlying learning and memory that has been studied extensively at the cellular and molecular level in laboratory animals. To date, LTPExpand
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Hemispheric interactions in simple reaction time
  • M. Corballis
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuropsychologia
  • 31 December 2002
Fifty-eight normal subjects carried out a simple reaction-time task in which they responded unimanually to stimuli presented either singly in the left visual field, singly in the right visual field,Expand
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Interhemispheric neural summation in the absence of the corpus callosum.
  • M. Corballis
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Brain : a journal of neurology
  • 1 September 1998
One subject with full forebrain commissurotomy (L.B.), two with callosotomy (J.W. and M.E.), one with callosal agenesis (R.B.) and 10 normal subjects performed a simple reaction time task in whichExpand
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The evolution and genetics of cerebral asymmetry
  • M. Corballis
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
  • 12 April 2009
Handedness and cerebral asymmetry are commonly assumed to be uniquely human, and even defining characteristics of our species. This is increasingly refuted by the evidence of behavioural asymmetriesExpand
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Cerebral Asymmetries: Complementary and Independent Processes
Most people are right-handed and left-cerebrally dominant for speech, leading historically to the general notion of left-hemispheric dominance, and more recently to genetic models proposing a singleExpand
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