Yakovlevian torque

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Yakovlevian torque is the tendency of the right side of the human brain to be warped slightly forward relative to the left. This is responsible for certain asymmetries, such as how the lateral sulcus of the human brain is often longer and less curved on the left side of the brain relative to the right. It is named for Paul Ivan Yakovlev (1894–1983), a Russian-American neuroanatomist from Harvard Medical School.[1][2]


  1. ^ Nature Reviews Neuroscience 4, 37-48 (January 2003), http://www.nature.com/nrn/journal/v4/n1/full/nrn1009.html
  2. ^ Carter, Rita, The Human Brain Book, p. 57, ISBN 978-0-7566-5441-2, Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2009

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