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By Tatyana Glezerman, Victoria Balkoski

Drawing on a wide selection of contemporary and classical assets and a number of disciplines, this e-book provides hypothesizes in regards to the courting among human language and notion to mind specialization. The authors specialize in aphasia-language sickness caused by neighborhood mind harm and express that the scientific element represents not just lack of functionality of the broken zone, but additionally effects from the interplay among broken and intact components of the mind.

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They characterize an object as it occurs in its particular situation, rather than the object in itself. The left hemisphere synthesizes or structures the “image,” which, at this level, is the totality of the concrete signs of the given object-situation. Consider the example of a cup (Figure 6, I). Each cup is seen and recognized by its physical characteristics in each particular situation, but no generalization is made regarding cup as the same thing. To put it differently, we have here the most objective, physical visual image of a cup in its situation, which parallels the metricity and geometricity of Bernstein’s level C.

Differentiation between the hemispheres came from the evolution of the double structures in the brain, and it represents the opposition between “left” and “right” cognitive mechanisms. During historical development of the human brain, the aforementioned three fundamental factors underwent a complex interrelated and interdetermined evolutionary process. Every stage of the brain’s evolution is characterized by its own peculiar combination of these factors and represents a complicated knot in which they are closely interwoven.

Authors argued that the principle of information processing characteristic of each hemisphere determines its dominance with regard to the various functions (Levy, 1968). ” The difference between hemispheres is not what kind of stimuli they process but rather how they deal with stimuli (Springer & Deutsch, 1989). There is evidence that humanspecific, “logical,” left hemisphere information processing emerged earlier in evolution than articulated speech, supporting the notion of this cognitive functional specialization of the hemispheres.

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