Right-hemisphere motor facilitation by self-descriptive personality-trait words.

  title={Right-hemisphere motor facilitation by self-descriptive personality-trait words.},
  author={Istvan Molnar-Szakacs and Lucina Q. Uddin and Marco Iacoboni},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
  volume={21 7},
The emergent picture from the literature on the processing of self-related information suggests that in addition to the neural mechanisms involved in recognizing one's own face, there may also be neural representations of the self that are modality independent and favour the right hemisphere. We used focal, single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation in human subjects to assess cortical excitability during covert reading of self-descriptive personality-trait words. We hypothesized that the… CONTINUE READING

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