Differential contribution of right and left amygdala to affective information processing.

  title={Differential contribution of right and left amygdala to affective information processing.},
  author={Hans Joachim Markowitsch},
  journal={Behavioural neurology},
  volume={11 4},
Evidence for a differential involvement of the human left and right amygdala in emotional and cognitive behaviour is reviewed, with a particular emphasis on functional imaging results and case reports on patients with amygdalar damage. The available evidence allows one to conclude that there is definitely a hemisphere specific processing difference between the left and right amygdala. However, between studies the direction of the asymmetry is partly incongruent. In spite of this, the following… CONTINUE READING

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