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1st Edition

The Psychology of Left and Right

ISBN 9780367501679
Published February 16, 2022 by Routledge
242 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1976, this title deals with the problem of how we tell left from right. The authors argue that the ability to tell left from right depends ultimately on a bodily asymmetry, such as preference for one or the other hand, or dominance of one side of the brain. This has implications for child development, reading disability, navigation, art, and culture.

Table of Contents

Preface.  1. Introduction  2. Telling Left from Right: Definitions and Procedures  3. Implications of Bilateral Symmetry  4. Left-Right Confusion: Experimental Evidence  5. Mirror-Image Equivalence and Theories of Pattern  6. Interhemispheric Mirror-Image Reversal  7. The Perception of Symmetry  8. The Evolution of Symmetry and Asymmetry  9. The Inheritance of Symmetry and Asymmetry  10. Development of the Left-Right Sense  11. Left-Right Confusion, Laterality, and Reading Disability  12. The Pathology of Left and Right: Some Further Twists  13. Man, Nature, and the Conservation of Parity.  References.  Author Index.  Subject Index.

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