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Annals

The Year in Cognitive Neuroscience (4)

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Edited by Michael B. Miller (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Alan Kingstone (University of British Columbia)

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The Year in Cognitive Neuroscience (4)

Published: November 2015

Volume 1359

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The 2015 installment of The Year in Cognitive Neuroscience series features in-depth reviews exploring human brain lateralization. Specific topics include molecular genetics and genomics; changing views of language that offer new perspectives on the brain circuits and on their asymmetries; evidence showing that hemispheric lateralization is graded rather than binary and that it emerges dynamically over the course of development; the role that hemispheric lateralization plays in reasoning in the intact brain; a preliminary evaluation of two views of the evolution of hemispheric specialization with respect to behavioral and brain asymmetries in primates; and graded specialization within and between the anterior temporal lobes—key regions for the representation of semantic knowledge.