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Your Position :Home->Past Journals Catalog->2016 Vol.35 No.4

Characteristic and Evolution of Brain Auditory Lateralization
Author of the article:XUE Fei, FANG Guangzhan*, TANG Yezhong
Author's Workplace:Department of Herpetology, Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041, China
Key Words:auditory lateralization; asymmetry of brain function; population lateralization; fitness; mechanism
Abstract:Lateralization is a common characteristic among the vertebrates including humans and is proposed to improve animals' fitness through processing environmental information efficiently and responding to events more rapidly. As one of the major perceptual functions, asymmetric auditory perception has been found in various species with similar tendency: the right-ear/left-hemisphere dominates conspecific sound perception while the left-ear/right-hemisphere preferentially processes interspecific and novel sounds. Previous studies concerning auditory lateralization in different animal species were reviewed and the similarity and specificity across species were compared. The possible mechanisms underlying auditory lateralization in individual level and the possible cause of auditory lateralization in population level were summarized. Finally, some protocols for studies on lateralization and the possible prospects in the future were proposed.
2016,35(4): 626-631 收稿日期:2016-01-08
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