Levels of emotional awareness and the degree of right hemispheric dominance in the perception of facial emotion

Richard D. Lane, Lowell S. Kivley, M. Andrew Du Bois, Padmini Shamasundara, Gary E. Schwartz

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Abstract

To examine correlates of individual differences in the degree of right hemispheric dominance in the perception of facial emotion, 51 medical students completed the Levy Chimeric Faces Test and an independent measure of differentiation and complexity in the processing of emotional information, the Levels of Emotional Awareness Scale. A strong positive correlation was observed between the two measures, especially when variance due to verbal ability was removed and native English speakers only were included. These results suggest that as right hemisphere dominance in the perception of facial emotion increases, the ability to perceive complexity during the processing of emotional information increases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)525-538
Number of pages14
JournalNeuropsychologia
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1995

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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