Brain Laterality answers one of the major questions we ask ourselves every day: where? The book provides a thematic, comprehensive overview of the brain mechanisms that influence whether we go to the left or right, on which side we stand, and which hand we use.
Covering a broad range of topics, including handedness, apraxia, and motor control, alongside theories of emotion, creativity, and genetics, the book condenses a vast amount of research from multiple fields into a concise and entertaining read.
Featuring anecdotes from the author's own illustrious research and clinical career, this book is a must-read for psychology students, neuropsychologists, neurologists, and anyone interested in the brain's role in handedness, directional movement, intention, action, and posturing.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Right and Left 3. Up 4. Approach-Stay-Leave 5. Thinking
Kenneth Heilman is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Neurology at the University of Florida and a staff neurologist at the Gainesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He has been the author, co-author, and editor of 20 books, more than 670 journal article, and 115 chapters, as well as being honored by many neuropsychology and neurology organizations.
"Brain Laterality: Right, Up, and Forward by Kenneth M. Heilman is a remarkable book unlike any other work on brain laterality I have read. Heilman, a pioneering scientist in the field known for his seminal contributions for understanding the role of the right hemisphere for visual attention, combines neuroscientific insights with clinical case reports and personal perspectives. The end result is a fascinating insight into the world of left and right in the brain that I can only recommend to anyone interested in neuroscience."
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Ocklenburg, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany