Alexithymia, Interhemispheric Transfer, and Right Hemispheric Specialization: A Critical Review

  title={Alexithymia, Interhemispheric Transfer, and Right Hemispheric Specialization: A Critical Review},
  author={Golnaz Tabibnia and Eran Zaidel},
  journal={Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics},
  pages={81 - 92}
Background: One neural model of alexithymia relates the condition to poor interhemispheric transfer, while another model associates it with a disturbance in right hemisphere activity. Methods: The available empirical evidence directly relating alexithymia to a deficit in interhemispheric transfer and/or in right hemisphere activity is critically reviewed. Results: The interhemispheric transfer studies have related alexithymia to a deficit in transfer, but the nature and directionality of the… 

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