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Unformatted text preview: Melondy Moody Sec. 02 In chapter two we focused on the brain. One specific thing that we focused was hemi- spheric specialization and how each side of the brain has specific areas that they control or play apart in. This article describes hemispheric specialization as sensory, motor, and cognitive abilit- ies that are specialized to either the left or right cerebral hemisphere. For example, the left hemi- sphere controls analytical and sequential processing where on the other hand the right hemi- sphere controls perceptual and visual skills. This article summarizes the findings about the adapt- ive significance and costs of lateralization of function. There is said in this article to be a universal trait of right handedness and left hemisphere dominance for language. This specific connection has led scientists to view hemispheric special- ization as being unique to humans. These thoughts are derived from the idea that because only humans have language and most humans are right handed that right handedness and left hemi- sphere specialization for language came together in the evolution of humans only. The view that sphere specialization for language came together in the evolution of humans only....
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- Spring '09