Gender differences in empathy: the role of the right hemisphere.

  title={Gender differences in empathy: the role of the right hemisphere.},
  author={Linda Rueckert and Nicolette Naybar},
  journal={Brain and cognition},
  volume={67 2},
The relationship between activation of the right cerebral hemisphere (RH) and empathy was investigated. Twenty-two men and 73 women participated by completing a chimeric face task and empathy questionnaire. For the face task, participants were asked to pick which of the two chimeric faces looked happier. Both men and women were significantly more likely to say the chimera with the smile to their left was happier, suggesting activation of the RH. As expected, men scored significantly lower than… CONTINUE READING

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