Michael C Corballis

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Affiliation: Medical School

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint FOXP2 and the mirror system
    Michael C Corballis
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1, New Zealand
    Trends Cogn Sci 8:95-6. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint The unusual symmetry of musicians: musicians have equilateral interhemispheric transfer for visual information
    Lucy L M Patston
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Level 6, Human Sciences Building, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuropsychologia 45:2059-65. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Cerebral asymmetries in monozygotic twins: an fMRI study
    Gjurgjica Badzakova-Trajkov
    Department of Psychology, Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuropsychologia 48:3086-93. 2010
  4. doi request reprint About turn: how object orientation affects categorisation and mental rotation
    Branka Milivojevic
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuropsychologia 49:3758-67. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Semantic processing of mathematical gestures
    Vanessa K Lim
    Department of Psychology, Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Brain Cogn 71:306-12. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Regional differences in cerebral asymmetries of human cortical white matter
    Sarina J Iwabuchi
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuropsychologia 49:3599-604. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Now you see it, now you don't: variable hemineglect in a commissurotomized man
    Michael C Corballis
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 25:521-30. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Line bisection following hemispherectomy
    Markus Hausmann
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuropsychologia 41:1523-30. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Early visual evoked potentials in callosal agenesis
    Melodie S Barr
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuropsychology 19:707-27. 2005
  10. doi request reprint Mirror-image discrimination and reversal in the disconnected hemispheres
    Michael C Corballis
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1164, New Zealand
    Neuropsychologia 48:1664-9. 2010

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Publications59

  1. ncbi request reprint FOXP2 and the mirror system
    Michael C Corballis
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1, New Zealand
    Trends Cogn Sci 8:95-6. 2004
    ..This link might have implications for the evolution of Broca's area and its role in speech...
  2. ncbi request reprint The unusual symmetry of musicians: musicians have equilateral interhemispheric transfer for visual information
    Lucy L M Patston
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Level 6, Human Sciences Building, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuropsychologia 45:2059-65. 2007
    ..It is suggested that plastic developmental changes caused by extended musical training in childhood result in equally efficient connections to both hemispheres...
  3. doi request reprint Cerebral asymmetries in monozygotic twins: an fMRI study
    Gjurgjica Badzakova-Trajkov
    Department of Psychology, Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuropsychologia 48:3086-93. 2010
    ..Our data suggest that the same gene has no influence on right-hemisphere dominance for spatial judgment or face processing, and offer little support for mirror-imaging in MZ twins other than that due to chance...
  4. doi request reprint About turn: how object orientation affects categorisation and mental rotation
    Branka Milivojevic
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuropsychologia 49:3758-67. 2011
    ..Therefore, although neural processing reflects object orientation, these effects do not translate into increases in reaction-times or impaired accuracy for categorisation, and precede those that do in the mental-rotation task...
  5. doi request reprint Semantic processing of mathematical gestures
    Vanessa K Lim
    Department of Psychology, Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Brain Cogn 71:306-12. 2009
    ..Semantic processing was indexed by the N400 effect...
  6. doi request reprint Regional differences in cerebral asymmetries of human cortical white matter
    Sarina J Iwabuchi
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuropsychologia 49:3599-604. 2011
    ..The different directions of anatomical asymmetry support the notion that there may be a number of different lateralising influences operating in the brain...
  7. ncbi request reprint Now you see it, now you don't: variable hemineglect in a commissurotomized man
    Michael C Corballis
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 25:521-30. 2005
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  8. ncbi request reprint Line bisection following hemispherectomy
    Markus Hausmann
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuropsychologia 41:1523-30. 2003
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  9. ncbi request reprint Early visual evoked potentials in callosal agenesis
    Melodie S Barr
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuropsychology 19:707-27. 2005
    ..Suggestions are made as to why these results differ from earlier findings and as to the neural mechanisms facilitating this ipsilateral activation...
  10. doi request reprint Mirror-image discrimination and reversal in the disconnected hemispheres
    Michael C Corballis
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1164, New Zealand
    Neuropsychologia 48:1664-9. 2010
    ..This suggests that reversed exemplars of the letters may be laid down the right cerebral hemisphere. There was no such reversal in the other patient (DDC)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Spatial frequency-specific potentiation of human visual-evoked potentials
    Nicolas A McNair
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuroreport 17:739-41. 2006
    ..These results suggest that the long-term potentiation effect induced by the sensory tetanus is isolated to a discrete neural population in the visual cortex...
  12. ncbi request reprint Redundancy gain in simple reaction time following partial and complete callosotomy
    Michael C Corballis
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuropsychologia 42:71-81. 2004
    ..The subject with complete callosal section was unusual in that he responded only very rarely to stimuli in the left visual field (LVF), yet he showed markedly reduced RTs to bilateral relative to right visual field (RVF) stimuli...
  13. ncbi request reprint Hemispheric integration and differences in perception of a line-motion illusion in the divided brain
    Michael C Corballis
    Department of Psychology, Research Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuropsychologia 42:1852-7. 2004
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  14. doi request reprint Orientation sensitivity of the N1 evoked by letters and digits
    Branka Milivojevic
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Vis 8:11.1-14. 2008
    ..The effects of orientation were attributed to perceptual learning rather than object recognition, and the hemispheric differences in N1 latency suggest feature-based processing in the left hemisphere and holistic processing in the right...
  15. doi request reprint Functional neuroanatomy of mental rotation
    Branka Milivojevic
    University of Auckland, New Zealand
    J Cogn Neurosci 21:945-59. 2009
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  16. ncbi request reprint Speeded right-to-left information transfer: the result of speeded transmission in right-hemisphere axons?
    Kylie J Barnett
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neurosci Lett 380:88-92. 2005
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  17. ncbi request reprint Symmetry of callosal information transfer in schizophrenia: a preliminary study
    Kylie J Barnett
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Schizophr Res 74:171-8. 2005
    ..This study uses 128-channel EEG to assess whether asymmetry of interhemispheric transfer found in normal individuals is present in those with schizophrenia, and whether this might point to a right-hemisphere dysfunction...
  18. doi request reprint Perceived motion induced by a neglected stimulus
    Arwen Markwick
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Neuropsychologia 48:1041-6. 2010
    ..These results support the view that low-level mechanisms process motion in the absence of attention, but the attentional bias in neglect then inhibits the reporting of motion into the neglected side...
  19. ncbi request reprint Magical ideation, creativity, handedness, and cerebral asymmetries: a combined behavioural and fMRI study
    Gjurgjica Badzakova-Trajkov
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuropsychologia 49:2896-903. 2011
    ..The results do not support the notion that the observed association between magical ideation, creativity and hand preference has a neuropsychological explanation based on reduced cerebral lateralization...
  20. ncbi request reprint Bilateral disadvantage: lack of interhemispheric cooperation in schizophrenia
    Kylie J Barnett
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Conscious Cogn 16:436-44. 2007
    ..The lack of bilateral gain in schizophrenia is discussed as arising from differences in the connections between areas in each hemisphere that mediate language...
  21. ncbi request reprint Right hemispheric dysfunction in schizophrenia
    Kylie J Barnett
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Laterality 10:29-35. 2005
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  22. ncbi request reprint Visual-field asymmetry in dual-stream RSVP
    Antje Holländer
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuropsychologia 43:35-40. 2005
    ..The left-visual-field advantage in performing the AB task may reflect a general right-hemispheric specialization for attentional processing...
  23. ncbi request reprint Redundancy gain in the acallosal brain
    Melodie S Barr
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuropsychology 17:213-20. 2003
    ..P. whose anterior commissure was enlarged. The anterior commissure may act, relative to its size, to inhibit cortical activation to bilateral pairs, which then acts to decrease subcortical neural summation...
  24. doi request reprint Language as gesture
    Michael C Corballis
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Hum Mov Sci 28:556-65. 2009
    ..Despite the present-day dominance of speech, manual gestures accompany speech, and visuomanual forms of language persist in signed languages of the deaf, in handwriting, and even in such forms as texting...
  25. ncbi request reprint Developmental changes in line bisection: a result of callosal maturation?
    Markus Hausmann
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuropsychology 17:155-60. 2003
    ..This suggests a shift from contralateral to right-hemispheric control during puberty and may reflect maturation of the corpus callosum...
  26. ncbi request reprint Sex hormonal modulation of hemispheric asymmetries in the attentional blink
    Antje Holländer
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 11:263-72. 2005
    ..This effect appears to be mediated by estradiol rather than progesterone, and it is compatible with the assumption of a hormone-related suppression of right hemisphere functions during the midluteal phase...
  27. doi request reprint Mirror neurons and the evolution of language
    Michael C Corballis
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Brain Lang 112:25-35. 2010
    ..In parallel with grammaticalization, the language medium gradually incorporated facial and then vocal elements, culminating in autonomous speech (albeit accompanied still by manual gesture) in our own species, Homo sapiens...
  28. ncbi request reprint Effects of long-term potentiation in the human visual cortex: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study
    Wesley C Clapp
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuroreport 16:1977-80. 2005
    ..These results support the idea that long-term potentiation can be demonstrated non-invasively within the human visual cortex and provide evidence that the plastic changes are localized within the secondary visual cortex...
  29. ncbi request reprint Handedness and intellectual achievement: an even-handed look
    Michael C Corballis
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Neuropsychologia 46:374-8. 2008
    ..The data support the earlier finding that ambidextrous individuals perform more poorly than left- or right-handers, especially on subscales measuring arithmetic, memory, and reasoning, and extend that finding to adults...
  30. pmc Cerebral asymmetries: complementary and independent processes
    Gjurgjica Badzakova-Trajkov
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 5:e9682. 2010
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  31. pmc The evolution and genetics of cerebral asymmetry
    Michael C Corballis
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364:867-79. 2009
    ..Nevertheless, it is suggested that, in behavioural, neurological and evolutionary terms, it may be more profitable to examine the degree rather than the direction of asymmetry...
  32. doi request reprint Callosal tracts and patterns of hemispheric dominance: a combined fMRI and DTI study
    Isabelle S Häberling
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuroimage 54:779-86. 2011
    ..The enhanced anisotropic diffusion in atypical hemispheric dominance implies that in these individuals the two hemispheres are more heavily interconnected...
  33. doi request reprint Comparing a single case with a control sample: correction and further comment
    Michael C Corballis
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Neuropsychologia 47:2696-7. 2009
    ..It is not recommended for studies in which different tests are administered and treated as different levels of the same dependent variable, as in tests for neuropsychological dissociations...
  34. pmc A role for the hippocampus in encoding simulations of future events
    Victoria C Martin
    Department of Psychology and Centre for Brain Research, University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:13858-63. 2011
    ..This function is not essential for constructing coherent scenarios and may explain why some patients with hippocampal damage are still able to imagine the future...
  35. doi request reprint Mental time travel and the shaping of language
    Michael C Corballis
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, 1042, New Zealand
    Exp Brain Res 192:553-60. 2009
    ..Language and mental time travel probably co-evolved during the Pleistocene, when brain size increased dramatically...
  36. ncbi request reprint Line bisection in the split brain
    Markus Hausmann
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuropsychology 17:602-9. 2003
    ..The direction of the bias depends on which hemisphere assumes control...
  37. ncbi request reprint Paradoxical interhemispheric summation in the split brain
    Michael C Corballis
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    J Cogn Neurosci 14:1151-7. 2002
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  38. ncbi request reprint The neglect of musicians: line bisection reveals an opposite bias
    Lucy L M Patston
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Psychol Sci 17:1029-31. 2006
  39. ncbi request reprint The origins of modernity: was autonomous speech the critical factor?
    Michael C Corballis
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Psychol Rev 111:543-52. 2004
    ..The consequent freeing of the hands and development of pedagogy may have led to the technological advances that allowed H. sapiens to dominate and eventually replace all other hominids...
  40. ncbi request reprint Influence of task complexity on manual asymmetries
    Markus Hausmann
    Department of Psychology, Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Cortex 40:103-10. 2004
    ..However, the influence of task complexity on manual asymmetry seems not to be monotonic...
  41. doi request reprint Lateralization of the human brain
    Michael C Corballis
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Prog Brain Res 195:103-21. 2012
    ..These, in turn, may originate in specialized circuits for grasping that have been identified in primates, and lateralization may have been progressively introduced as praxic and linguistic functions became more complex...
  42. ncbi request reprint From mouth to hand: gesture, speech, and the evolution of right-handedness
    Michael C Corballis
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Behav Brain Sci 26:199-208; discussion 208-60. 2003
    ..Nevertheless, the long association of vocalization with manual gesture left us a legacy of right-handedness...
  43. ncbi request reprint Lexical access and phonological decoding in adult dyslexic subtypes
    R Duncan Milne
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuropsychology 17:362-8. 2003
    ..A phonological-decoding deficit in adult dyseidetic dyslexia may be explained by increased involvement of the lexical procedure in phonological assembly under an analogy strategy...
  44. doi request reprint Comparing a single case with a control sample: refinements and extensions
    Michael C Corballis
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Neuropsychologia 47:2687-9. 2009
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  45. doi request reprint The evolution of language
    Michael C Corballis
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1156:19-43. 2009
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  46. ncbi request reprint One good turn deserves another: an event-related brain potential study of rotated mirror-normal letter discriminations
    Jeff P Hamm
    Department of Psychology, Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuropsychologia 42:810-20. 2004
    ..It is this additional rotation that produces, at least in part, the delayed response times for mirror-image stimuli...
  47. ncbi request reprint Anterior-posterior beta asymmetries in dyslexia during lexical decisions
    R Duncan Milne
    Department of Psychology, Private Bag 92019, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Brain Lang 84:309-17. 2003
    ..Our results therefore suggest compensation through weakness rather than strength, with phonological dyslexics focusing on a grapheme-to-phoneme strategy and dyseidetics focusing on visual word identification...
  48. ncbi request reprint Cerebral asymmetry: a question of balance
    Michael C Corballis
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Cortex 42:117-8. 2006
  49. pmc Design complexity and strength of laterality are correlated in New Caledonian crows' pandanus tool manufacture
    Gavin R Hunt
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1020, New Zealand
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1127-33. 2006
    ..These three aspects together indicate that greater design complexity generally elicits stronger lateralization of crows' pandanus tool manufacture...
  50. doi request reprint Of mice and men - and lopsided birds
    Michael C Corballis
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Cortex 44:3-7. 2008
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  51. doi request reprint Mental time travel: a case for evolutionary continuity
    Michael C Corballis
    School of Psychology, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Trends Cogn Sci 17:5-6. 2013
    ..This suggests that mental time travel has neurophysiological underpinnings that go far back in evolution, and may not be, as some (including myself) have claimed, unique to humans...
  52. ncbi request reprint On phrase structure and brain responses: a comment on Bahlmann, Gunter, and Friederici (2006)
    Michael C Corballis
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Cogn Neurosci 19:1581-3. 2007
    ..This raises a general issue about attempting to study syntactic processing independently of semantics...
  53. ncbi request reprint The role of the anterior commissure in callosal agenesis
    Melodie S Barr
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuropsychology 16:459-71. 2002
    ..These tasks may depend on subcortical commissures, such as the intertectal commissure...
  54. ncbi request reprint Interhemispheric neural summation in the split brain with symmetrical and asymmetrical displays
    Matthew Roser
    Department of Psychology, Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuropsychologia 40:1300-12. 2002
    ..This summation did not depend on the preservation of symmetry, suggesting that it may not occur at the retinotopically organized superior colliculus, but at another site such as the pons or reticular formation...
  55. ncbi request reprint Orientation unbound: dissociation of identity and orientation under rapid serial visual presentation
    Michael C Corballis
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Mem Cognit 35:1518-25. 2007
    ..Since perception of orientation must depend on prior establishment of identity, our results suggest that orientation and identity may become unbound during processing and are held in parallel storage systems...
  56. ncbi request reprint Hemispheric interactions in simple reaction time
    Michael C Corballis
    Department of Psychology, Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuropsychologia 40:423-34. 2002
    ..Component analysis further suggested that there may have been different processes underlying RG, depending on whether the stimuli were brighter than the background, or equiluminant with it...
  57. ncbi request reprint Sound lateralization in subjects with callosotomy, callosal agenesis, or hemispherectomy
    Markus Hausmann
    Department of Biopsychology, Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr University Bochum, D 44780 Bochum, Germany
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 25:537-46. 2005
    ..Moreover, these data are compatible with the general view of a dominance of the right cortical hemisphere in auditory space perception...
  58. ncbi request reprint Interhemispheric neural summation in the split brain: effects of stimulus colour and task
    Matthew Roser
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Dartmouth College, Dartmouth, NH 03755, USA
    Neuropsychologia 41:830-46. 2003
    ..These results suggest that neural summation in the acallosal or split brain involves the convergence of response-associated activation, and that redundant sensory processes are not sufficient...
  59. ncbi request reprint The evolution of foresight: What is mental time travel, and is it unique to humans?
    Thomas Suddendorf
    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Behav Brain Sci 30:299-313; discussion 313-51. 2007
    ..We propose that future research should consider these mechanisms in addition to direct evidence of future-directed action. We maintain that the emergence of mental time travel in evolution was a crucial step towards our current success...