Right hemisphere lateralization for emotion in the human brain: Interactions with cognition

Gary E. Schwartz, Richard J. Davidson, Foster Maer

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-288
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume190
Issue number4211
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1975
Externally publishedYes

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