25 févThe Evolution of Brain Asymmetry25 fév 2013
Speaker: Giogio Vallortigara, CIMEC, University of Trento
Asymmetry of the brain and behaviour (lateralization) has traditionally been considered unique to humans. However, research has shown that this phenomenon is widespread throughout the vertebrate kingdom and found even in some invertebrate species. A similar basic plan of organization exists across vertebrates. Lateralization from four perspectives – function, evolution, development and causation – will be considered, covering a wide range of animals. The benefits of having a divided brain will be discussed, as well as the influence of experience on its development.
Location : Salle de réunion du LPP, H432, Centre Biomédical des Saints-Pères, 45 rue des Saints-Pères, 75006 PARIS
Time : 11am, 02/25//2013