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Hemispheric asymmetry in the fusiform gyrus distinguishes Homo sapiens from chimpanzees

Abstract:

While the neural basis for linguistic communication has been linked to brain structural asymmetries found only in humans (wider connective spacing is found between the minicolumns of neurons in the left hemisphere language areas), it is unknown if the opposite microanatomical asymmetry exists in the fusiform gyrus which typically supports a right hemisphere bias for face processing. Unlike language, face processing is an ability shared with chimpanzees and, as Darwin observed, the widespread ...

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10.1007/s00429-012-0464-8

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Chance, SA More by this author
Sawyer, EK More by this author
Clover, LM More by this author
Wicinski, B More by this author
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Journal:
Brain Structure and Function
Volume:
218
Issue:
6
Pages:
1391-1405
Publication date:
2013-11-05
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EISSN:
1863-2661
ISSN:
1863-2653
URN:
uuid:edad9795-9bb5-455b-92cf-a968a8f07d42
Source identifiers:
440545
Local pid:
pubs:440545

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