Right hemisphere lateralization for emotion in the human brain: interactions with cognition
Science (New York, N.Y.)
Short Title: Right hemisphere lateralization for emotion in the human brain
Format: Journal Article
Sources ID: 22610
Zotero Collections: Contexts of Contemplation Project
Right-handed subjects tend to look to the left when answering affective questions. The relative shift in gaze from right to left is accentuated when the questions also involve spatial manipulation and attenuated when the questions require verbal manipulation. The data support the hypothesis that the right hemisphere has a special role in emotion in the intact brain, and that predictable patterning of hemispheric activity can occur when specific combinations of cognitive and affective processes interact.