TLC - the Tarragona Laterality Conference

11 to 13 February 2013

Programme Overview - final V11(.pdf) ***

Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social.
C/Marcel.lí Domingo s/n-Campus Sescelades URV (Edifici W3)
43007 Tarragona - Catalunya - Spain.
Google Map location
PDF map of Tarragona with locations marked

Media coverage on Catalan TV
Photo of TLC participants on the visit to Mona Foundation in Girona

Invited Speakers:
Alan Beaton (Psychology, Swansea University): Get a whiff of this! The sweet smell of (mating) success?
Emiliano Bruner (CENIEH, Burgos): Paleoneurology and hemispheric asymmetries: what are we looking for?
Richard Byrne (Psychology, University of St. Andrews): Do African apes show signs of human-like handedness in their manual skills?
Eudald Carbonell (IPHES, Tarragona): Welcome speech
Amandine Chapelain (Ethologie Animale et Humaine, University of Rennes): Hand preference of bonobos
Tim Crow (Psychiatry & Genetics, Oxford University): How the human brain and genome differ from those of the chimpanzee
David Frayer (Anthropology, University of Kansas): Extremely right-handed Neandertals 
John Gowlett (Archaeology, University of Liverpool): Questions of laterality, symmetry and dual axis in Acheulean bifaces
Miquel Llorente (Mona Foundation, Girona): Handedness and hemispheric specialisation in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): observational and experimental evaluation
Marina Lozano (IPHES, Tarragona): Handedness and labial scratches on human teeth
Linda Marchant (Anthropology, Miami University Ohio): Handedness is more than laterality: meanings and methods
Ignacio Martínez (University of Alcalá de Henares, Madrid): Communicative capacities in Middle Pleistocene humans from Sima de los Huesos
Chris McManus (University College London): Genes, geography and handedness
Georg Meyer (Psychology, University of Liverpool): Language, Music and the Tower of London: Cerebral blood flow time signatures and overall lateralisation tell different stories
Marie-Hélène Moncel (IPH, Paris): Can handedness be measured in stone tools? A study of points from Payre (co-authors G. Chacon, N. Uomini et A. Coudenneau)
Marina Mosquera (IPHES, Tarragona): Complex tasks, hand laterality, technological behaviour and hominin evolution
Michel Raymond (Human Evolutionary Biology, University of Montpellier): Handedness polymorphism and the fighting hypothesis
James Steele (Archaeology, University College London): On the evolution of human handedness and speech: recent work, and a tentative history-of-science perspective
Natalie Uomini (Archaeology, University of Liverpool): Right-handedness in prehistoric stone tools

Organised by:
Marina Lozano, IPHES and Natalie Uomini, Liverpool

The Leverhulme Trust
Galton Institute
Mona Foundation (Dr. Miquel Llorente)