left vs. right hemisphere
chris at out-of-phase.de
Wed Nov 20 08:37:46 EST 2002
denis <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
The book Dag pointed to seems to be quite good. Gunturkun and his
co-workers have brought a new quite interesting insight into the idea of
brain asymmetries. Apparently the female menstrual cycle has a strong
influence on the asymmetry of the female brain. Women have a very
dynamic brain concerning this aspect as within 28 days it will switch
from two almost symmetric halfs to a brain as asymmetric as that of a
male and back again:
Hausmann M, Becker C, Gather U, Gunturkun O.
Functional cerebral asymmetries during the menstrual cycle: a
cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis.
Hausmann M, Slabbekoorn D, Van Goozen SH, Cohen-Kettenis PT,
Sex hormones affect spatial abilities during the menstrual cycle.
Behav Neurosci. 2000 Dec;114(6):1245-50.
Rode C, Wagner M, Gunturkun O.
Menstrual cycle affects functional cerebral asymmetries.
Neuropsychologia. 1995 Jul;33(7):855-65.
His lab has also done a lot of work on other aspects of brain-asymmetry.
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