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Hardcover | Out of Print | ISBN: 9780262240444 | 568 pp. | 8.5 x 11 in | 166 illus., 16 color| May 2003
Paperback | $52.00 Short | £38.95 | ISBN: 9780262529174 | 568 pp. | 8.5 x 11 in | 166 illus., 16 color| May 2003

The Parallel Brain

The Cognitive Neuroscience of the Corpus Callosum

About the Editors

Eran Zaidel is Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience and of Cognition in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a member of UCLA’s Brain Research Institute.

Marco Iacoboni is Associate Professor and Director of the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Lab at the UCLA Brain Mapping Center. He is also a member of the Brain Research Institute and of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development at UCLA.


“After the great excitement that followed the work of Roger Sperry on split-brain patients, corpus callosum research progressively faded away as a hot topic in cognitive neuroscience. Zaidel and Iacoboni's book will give a great boost in reinstating the problem of hemispheric specialization as a central one in cognitive neuroscience. It points out a variety of interesting problems that the corpus callosum approach allows one to address, and summarizes many of the most important contributions in this field. The commentaries following the main articles are especially valuable. They give the reader a sense of how lively and interesting are the issues covered in the book, and one hopes that they will be the catalyst for additional research in the field.”
Giacomo Rizzolatti, Institute of Neurophysiology, University of Parma
“How the two hemispheres of the brain communicate and interact and the dysfunctions that occur in interhemispheric communication with specific psychiatric and cognitive abnormalities are crucial topics for understanding higher brain function. The Parallel Brain provides the most comprehensive review of this literature to date and is a must-read for anyone interested in brain asymmetry and interhemispheric interaction. This volume will be indispensable to students and scholars for years to come.”
Richard J. Davidson, William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin–Madison