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Hemispheric Asymmetries in Manic-Depressive Patients: Relationship to Hemispheric Processing of Affect.
Clinical Neuropsychology
  • David B. Newlin
  • Charles J. Golden, Nova Southeastern University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1980
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Peer Reviewed
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Abstract
Reviews research on hemispheric asymmetries in the performance and physiology of manic-depressive patients and asymmetries in processing of affective stimuli. It is concluded that there is substantial evidence of (1) right-sided abnormalities and right-sided hyperarousal in affective illness, (2) a unique right hemisphere involvement in processing of affective stimuli, and (3) left-sided hemispheric specialization for positive affect and right-sided specialization for negative affect. These conclusions are considered in relation to each other, with a view toward integrating the evidence and suggesting avenues for further research. (56 ref)
Citation Information
David B. Newlin and Charles J. Golden. "Hemispheric Asymmetries in Manic-Depressive Patients: Relationship to Hemispheric Processing of Affect." Clinical Neuropsychology Vol. 2 Iss. 4 (1980) p. 163 - 169 ISSN: 0363-8715
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charles-golden/107/