[Hemispheric specialisation versus inter-hemispheric communication].

  title={[Hemispheric specialisation versus inter-hemispheric communication].},
  author={Catherine Belin and Sylvane Faure and Eric Mayer},
  journal={Revue neurologique},
  volume={164 Suppl 3},
The first part of this article covers the main discoveries that led to the concept of hemispheric specialisation, from Egyptian antiquity to present times, through the pivotal XIXth century period that saw the attribution of specific cognitive functions to the left and right hemispheres. Next, this dichotomous conception of cerebral function, attributing a given process to a hemisphere and hypothesising callosal transmission, is discussed in the light of recent studies on language comprehension… CONTINUE READING
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