J.M.Garg [creativecommons license] via Wikimedia Commons
Hemispheric specialization is the phenomenon in which the two halves of the brain have different functions. Such separation may enhance cognition, but in order to combine information processed by different sides and to obtain a complete understanding of the environment, information exchange between the hemispheres is essential. Martina Manns and Julianne Römling of Ruhr-University of Bochum (Germany) investigated hemispheric specialization and cooperation in the domestic pigeon (Columba livia).
Lab Anim. (NY) 41, 90 (2012).
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