Multi-region hemispheric specialization differentiates human from nonhuman primate brain function

@inproceedings{Wey2013MultiregionHS,
  title={Multi-region hemispheric specialization differentiates human from nonhuman primate brain function},
  author={Hsiao-Ying Wey and Kimberley A. Phillips and David Reese McKay and Angela R. Laird and Peter V. Kochunov and Michael Duff Davis and David C. Glahn and Timothy Q. Duong and Peter T. Fox},
  booktitle={Brain Structure and Function},
  year={2013}
}
The human behavioral repertoire greatly exceeds that of nonhuman primates. Anatomical specializations of the human brain include an enlarged neocortex and prefrontal cortex (Semendeferi et al. in Am J Phys Anthropol 114:224–241, 2001), but regional enlargements alone cannot account for these vast functional differences. Hemispheric specialization has long believed to be a major contributing factor to such distinctive human characteristics as motor dominance, attentional control and language… CONTINUE READING