The effects of hemispheric asymmetries and depression on the perception of emotion

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1996
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Author: Charlton, S.
Author: Taylor, S.
Abstract
Investigated hemispheric asymmetries in the perception of positive and negative emotion. The moderating effect of depression on hemispheric asymmetries was also examined. 40 undergraduates were presented with happy and sad faces using a bilateral visual half-field design. 18 Ss were classified as depressed and 22 as nondepressed, based on scores on the Beck Depression Inventory. For nondepressed Ss, a right hemisphere advantage emerged for the speed of processing open- and close-mouth sad expressions. For depressed Ss, a right hemisphere advantage emerged for the speed of processing open-mouth sad expressions. In addition, a right hemisphere advantage for accuracy in identifying sad expressions was found for all Ss. No visual field differences were found for processing happy expressions.
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Moretti, M. M., Charlton, S., & Taylor, S. (1996). The effects of hemispheric asymmetries and depression on the perception of emotion. Brain and Cognition, 32(1), 67-82. doi:10.1006/brcg.1996.0058 NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Brain and Cognition. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Brain and Cognition, 32(1), 67-82. doi:10.1006/brcg.1996.0058 http://www.journals.elsevier.com/brain-and-cognition/
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Brain and Cognition
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The effects of hemispheric asymmetries and depression on the perception of emotion
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Elsevier
Date
1996
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32
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1
First page
67
Last page
82
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10.1006/brcg.1996.0058
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