Advantages of having a lateralized brain.

  title={Advantages of having a lateralized brain.},
  author={Lesley J. Rogers and Paolo Zucca and Giorgio Vallortigara},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={271 Suppl 6},
Brain lateralization is common among vertebrates. However, despite its implications for higher-order cognitive functions, almost no empirical evidence has been provided to show that it may confer any advantage to the functioning of the brain. Here, we show in the domestic chick (Gallus gallus domesticus) that cerebral lateralization is associated with an enhanced ability to perform two tasks simultaneously: finding food and being vigilant for predators. This finding suggests that cerebral… CONTINUE READING
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