Hemispheric asymmetry for emotional stimuli detected with fMRI.

  title={Hemispheric asymmetry for emotional stimuli detected with fMRI.},
  author={Turhan Canli and John E. Desmond and Zhi-qi Zhao and Gary H. Glover and John D. E. Gabrieli},
  volume={9 14},
Current brain models of emotion processing hypothesize that positive (or approach-related) emotions are lateralized towards the left hemisphere, whereas negative (or withdrawal-related) emotions are lateralized towards the right hemisphere. Brain imaging studies, however, have so far failed to document such hemispheric lateralization. In a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study, 14 female subjects viewed alternating blocks of emotionally valenced positive and negative pictures. When… CONTINUE READING
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