Cerebral asymmetry: a quantitative, multifactorial, and plastic brain phenotype.

  title={Cerebral asymmetry: a quantitative, multifactorial, and plastic brain phenotype.},
  author={Miguel E. Renteria},
  journal={Twin research and human genetics : the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies},
  volume={15 3},
The longitudinal fissure separates the human brain into two hemispheres that remain connected through the corpus callosum. The left and the right halves of the brain resemble each other, and almost every structure present in one side has an equivalent structure in the other. Despite this exceptional correspondence, the two hemispheres also display important anatomical differences and there is marked lateralization of certain cognitive and motor functions such as language and handedness. However… CONTINUE READING

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