Alexithymia: A Right Hemisphere Dysfunction Specific to Recognition of Certain Facial Expressions?

@article{Jessimer1997AlexithymiaAR,
  title={Alexithymia: A Right Hemisphere Dysfunction Specific to Recognition of Certain Facial Expressions?},
  author={Matthew Jessimer and R. Markham},
  journal={Brain and Cognition},
  year={1997},
  volume={34},
  pages={246-258}
}
  • Matthew Jessimer, R. Markham
  • Published 1997
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Brain and Cognition
  • The most prominent features of alexithymic people are a demonstrated reduction in the ability to identify and to describe their own feelings. In recent years, these characteristics have been related to a functional disturbance of the right cerebral hemisphere. This should result in a number of other observable effects. The present study investigated whether high and low alexithymics from a nonclinical population differed in the degree of leftward perceptual bias on chimeric tasks. The chimeras… CONTINUE READING
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