Skip to main content

Module Reading List

One Brain, Two Hemispheres, 2021/22, Semester 1
Jean-Francois Delvenne
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Lecture 1: Introduction


Bourne, V. (2006). The divided visual field paradigm: methodological considerations. Laterality : asymmetries of body, brain, and cognition. ISSN: 1357-650X, 11, 373-393.

Hugdhal, K. (2005). Symmetry and asymmetry in the human brain. European Review ISSN: 1062-7987; 1474-0575, 13, supp. No. 2, 119–133.

Top of page

Lecture 2: Anatomical and functional asymmetries


Hugdhal, K. & Westerhausen, R. (2013). The two halves of the brain : information processing in the cerebral hemispheres ISBN: 9780262014137 (hbk.) : £55.95; 0262014130 (hbk.) : £55.95.Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Kolb, B., & Whishaw, I.Q. (2003). Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology. New York: Worth Publishers.

Top of page

Lectures 3 & 4: Handedness


Annett, M. (1998). Handedness and cerebral dominance: The right shift theory. Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 10(4), 459-469.  

Corballis, M.C. (2003). From mouth to hand: Gesture, speech, and the evolution of right-handedness. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. , 26, 199–260.  

Laland, K.N. (2008). Exploring gene–culture interactions: insights from handedness, sexual selection and niche-construction case studies. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. B.  (2008) 363, 3577–3589.  

McManus, I. C. (1999). Handedness, cerebral lateralization, and the evolution of language. In Corballis, M.C. & Lea, S.E.G. (Eds), The descent of mind : psychological perspectives on hominid evolution. New York, NY, US: Oxford University Press, pp. 194-217.  

Provins, K. A. (1997). Handedness and speech: A critical reappraisal of the role of genetic and environmental factors in the cerebral lateralization of function. Psychological review., 104(3), 554-571.  


Isaacs, K.L., Barr, W.B., Nelson, P.K. & Devinsky, O. (2006). Degree of handedness and cerebral dominance. Neurology, 66, 1855-1858. - Available online:

Ruigrok, A.N.V, Salimi-Khorshidib, G., Lai, M.-C., Baron-Cohen, S., Lombardo, M.V., Roger J. Tait, R.J. & Suckling, J. (2014). A meta-analysis of sex differences in human brain structure. Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews. ISSN: 0149-7634, 39, 34-50.

Top of page

Lectures 5 & 6: Language


Hickok, G. (2009). Eight Problems for the Mirror Neuron Theory of Action Understanding in Monkeys and Humans. Journal of cognitive neuroscience. ISSN: 0898-929X, 21(7), 1229-1243.  

Klepousniotou E., Gracco V.L., and Pike G.B. (2014). Pathways to lexical ambiguity: fMRI evidence for bilateral fronto-parietal involvement in language processing. Brain and language., 131, 56-64.  

Rizzolatti G, Arbib M. (1998). Language within our grasp. Trends in neurosciences. ISSN: 0166-2236, 21, 188–194.  

Sommer, I.E.C. (2013). Sex differences in handedness, brain asymmetry, and language lateralization. In Hugdhal, K. & Westerhausen, R. (Eds). The two halves of the brain : information processing in the cerebral hemispheres. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.  

Wilson, B. & Petkov, C.I. (2011). Communication and the primate brain: Insights from neuroimaging studies in humans, chimpanzees and macaques. Human biology., 83(2), 175-189.  


Friederici, A.D. & Gierhan, S.M.E. (2013). The language network. Current opinion in neurobiology. ISSN: 0959-4388, 23(2), 250–254.

Petrides, M., Cadoret, G. & Mackey, S. (2005). Orofacial somatomotor responses in the macaque monkey homologue of Broca’s area. Nature. ISSN: 0028-0836; 1476-4687, 435(30), 1235-1238.

Top of page

Lecture 7: Attention and hemineglect


Frassinetti, F., Angeli, V., Meneghello, F., Avanzi, S., & Làdavas, E. (2002). Long-lasting amelioration of visuospatial neglect by prism adaptation. Brain., 125, 608-623.  

Kerkhoff, G. (2001). Spatial hemineglect in Humans. Progress in neurobiology. , 63, 1-27.  

Vallar, G. (1998). Spatial hemineglect in humans. Trends in cognitive sciences. , 2, 87-95.  


Bartolomeo, P. (2007). Visual neglect. Current Opinion in Neurology ISSN: 1350-7540, 20, 381-6.

Bisiach, E. & Luzzatti, C. (1978). Unilateral neglect of representational space. Cortex. ISSN: 0010-9452, 14, 129-133. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 19/12/2017) 

Parton, A., Malhorta, P., & Hussain, M. (2004). Hemispatial neglect. Journal of neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry., 75, 13-21.

Top of page

Lecture 8: Split-brain syndrom


Gazzaniga, M.S. (2005). Forty-five years of split-brain research and still going strong. Nature reviews : neuroscience., 6(8), 653-659.  Available online 

Wolman, D. (2012). A tale of two halves. Nature., 483, 260-263.  

Hirnstein, M., Hugdahl, K., & Hausmann, M. (2019). Cognitive sex differences and hemispheric asymmetry: A critical review of 40 years of research. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, 24:2, 204-252.  


Gazzaniga, M.S. (2000). Cerebral specialization and interhemispheric communication: Does the corpus callosum enable the human condition? Brain. ISSN: 0006-8950; 1460-2156 (online), 123, 1293-1326.

Luck, S.J., Hillyard, S.A., Mangun, G.R., Gazzaniga, M.S. (1989). Independent hemispheric attentional systems mediate visual search in split-brain patients. Nature. ISSN: 0028-0836; 1476-4687, 342, 543-545.

Luck, S. J., Hillyard, S. A., Mangun, G. R., & Gazzaniga, M. S. (1994). Independent attentional scanning in the separated hemispheres of split-brain patients. Journal of cognitive neuroscience. , 6, 84-91.

Top of page

Lecture 9: Interhemispheric interaction: adult brain


Chiarello, C. & Maxfield, L. (1996). Varieties of interhemispheric inhibition, or how to keep a good hemisphere down. Brain and cognition., 30, 81-108.  

Delvenne, J.-F., Castronovo, J., Demeyere, N., & Humphreys, G. W. (2011). Bilateral Field Advantage in Visual Enumeration. PLoS ONE , 6 (3), e17743.  

Schlaug, G., Jancke, L., Huang, Y., Staiger, J. F., & Steinmetz, H. (1995). Increased corpus callosum size in musicians. Neuropsychologia., 33(8), 1047–1055  

Van der Knaap, L.J. & Van der Ham, I.J. (2011). How does the corpus callosum mediate interhemispheric transfer? A review. Behav Brain Res ISSN: 0166-4328, 223, 211-21.  


Alvarez, G. A., & Cavanagh, P. (2005). Independent resources for attentional tracking in the left and right visual hemifields. Psychological science. ISSN: 0956-7976, 16(8), 637-643.

Delvenne, J.-F. (2005). The capacity of visual short-term memory within and between hemifields. Cognition, 96(3), B79-B88. - Available online:

Delvenne, J.-F. (2012). Visual short-term memory and the bilateral field advantage. In G. P. Kalivas, S.F (Eds.), Short-Term Memory : New Research ISBN: 9781621008910 (e-book) (pp. 129–154). New York, NY: Nova Science.

Delvenne, J. F., & Holt, J. L. (2012). Splitting attention across the two visual fields in visual short-term memory. Cognition : international journal of cognitive science., 122 (2), 258-263.

Patston, L. L. M., Kirk, I. J., Rolfe, M. H. S., Corballis, M. C., Tippett, L. J. (2007). The unusual symmetry of musicians: Musicians have equilateral interhemispheric transfer for visual information. Neuropsychologia., 45, 2059-2065. 

Top of page

Lecture 10: Interhemispheric interaction: old brain


Daselaar, S. M., & Cabeza, R. (2004). Age-related changes in hemispheric organization. In R. Cabeza, L. Nyberg, & D. C. Park (Eds.), Cognitive neuroscience of aging : linking cognitive and cerebral aging (pp. 325-331). New York: Oxford University Press.    

Delvenne, J.-F. & Castronovo, J. (2018). Reduced inter-hemispheric interference in ageing: Evidence from a divided field Stroop paradigm. Brain & Cognition ISSN: 0278-2626, 122, 26-33.  

Lakmache, Y., Lassonde, M., Gauthier, S., Frigon, J.Y., & Lepore, F. (1998). Inter-hemispheric disconnection syndrome in Alzheimer’s disease. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. , 95, 9042–9046.  

Delvenne, J.-F., Scally, B., Bunce, D., & Burke, M.R. (2021). Splenium tracts of the corpus callosum degrade in old age. Neuroscience Letters, 742, 135549.  


Cabeza, R. (2002). Hemispheric asymmetry reduction in old adults: The HAROLD model. Psychology and aging. ISSN: 0882-7974, 17, 85-100.

Dolcos, F., Rice, H. J., & Cabeza, R. (2002). Hemispheric asymmetry and aging: Right hemisphere decline or asymmetry reduction. Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews. ISSN: 0149-7634, 26, 819-825.

Frederiksen, K.S. (2013). Corpus callosum in aging and dementia. Danish Medical Journal. 60, B4721. - Available online

This list was last updated on 30/09/2021