New Publication: Costs and benefits of brain asymmetries in an evolutionary context

In her comment on the target article of Ocklenburg et al. (2020), Martina points out the relevance of studies in non-human species within natural settings for understanding the ecological pressures, which shape the direction and degree of brain asymmetries. The opinion paper of Ocklenburg et al. outlines ten trends, which potentially shape laterality research in the 2020s. These ideas inspired eleven commentary papers from experts in the field. This collection is published in the journal “Laterality: Asymmetries of Brain, Behaviour, and Cognition”, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2021.

Martina Manns (2021) Laterality for the next decade: Costs and benefits of neuronal asymmetries – putting lateralization in an evolutionary context, Laterality, 26:3, 315-318,

DOI: 10.1080/1357650X.2021.1886110

Sebastian Ocklenburg, Gesa Berretz, Julian Packheiser & Patrick Friedrich (2021) Laterality 2020: entering the next decade, Laterality, 26:3, 265-297, DOI: 10.1080/1357650X.2020.1804396

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