Left Auditory Cortex and Amygdala, but Right Insula Dominance for Human Laughing and Crying

  title={Left Auditory Cortex and Amygdala, but Right Insula Dominance for Human Laughing and Crying},
  author={Kerstin Sander and Henning Scheich},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  • K. SanderH. Scheich
  • Published 1 October 2005
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
Evidence suggests that in animals their own species-specific communication sounds are processed predominantly in the left hemisphere. In contrast, processing linguistic aspects of human speech involves the left hemisphere, whereas processing some prosodic aspects of speech as well as other not yet well-defined attributes of human voices predominantly involves the right hemisphere. This leaves open the question of hemispheric processing of universal (species-specific) human vocalizations that… 

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