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College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Faculty and Staff Profile

Claudio Cantalupo

Associate Professor

Office: 410-D Brackett hall

Phone: 864-656-4978

Fax: 864-656-0358

Educational Background

Ph.D. Biopsychology
The University of Memphis 2000

MS Experimental Psychology
The University of Memphis 1998

BS Psychology
University of Padua (Italy) 1994

Courses Taught

Physiological Psychology
Brain and behavior
Sensation and Perception
Brain Imaging (CI course)
Neuropsychology of Music
Comparative Psychology

Research Publications

Hopkins, W. D., & Cantalupo, C. (2008). Theoretical speculations on the evolutionary origins of hemispheric specialization. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 17, 233-237.

Cantalupo, C., Freeman H., Rodes, W., & Hopkins, W.D. (2008). Handedness for tool use correlates with cerebellar asymmetries in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Behavioral Neuroscience, 122, 191-198.

Cantalupo C., Oliver J., Smith, J., Nir, T., Taglialatela, J., and Hopkins, W.D. (2009). The chimpanzee brain shows human-like perisylvian asymmetries in white matter. European Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 431-438.

Hopkins, W. D., Lyn, H., & Cantalupo, C. (2009). A Preliminary Study of Volumetric and Lateralized Differences in the Brains of Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and Bonobos (Pan paniscus). American Journal of Primatology.

Hopkins, W.D., & Cantalupo, C. (2010). Left-right spatial discrimination and the evolution of hemispheric specialization: some new thoughts on some old ideas. In: F. Dolins & B. Mitchell (Eds.), Spatial Perception, Spatial Cognition: Mapping the Self and Space. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

Cantalupo, C. & Hopkins, WD (2010). The cerebellum and its contribution to complex tasks in higher primates: a comparative perspective. Cortex, 46, 821 – 830.


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