Right hemisphere sensitivity to arousal and depression

@article{Liotti1992RightHS,
  title={Right hemisphere sensitivity to arousal and depression},
  author={Mario Liotti and Don M. Tucker},
  journal={Brain and Cognition},
  year={1992},
  volume={18},
  pages={138-151}
}
Several lines of evidence show impaired right hemisphere function in depression. Lateralized simple reaction time tasks show impaired left visual field responses both in normals experiencing a depressed mood and in patients with mild unipolar depression. One interpretation for these findings is that depression impairs right hemisphere function by interfering with right hemisphere arousal and vigilance mechanisms. In order to test this hypothesis, subjects receiving either depression or… Expand
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