1999 issue 1


Volume 8, issue 1


Cerebral functional asymmetry and emotional processes

Katarzyna Kucharska-Pietura1,2, MARCELI KLIMKOWSKI2
1. Katedra i Klinika Psychiatrii Akademii Medycznej w Lublinie
2. Międzywydziałowej Katedry Nauk Humanistycznych Akademii Medycznej w Lublinie
Postęp Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1999, 8, 87-96
Keywords: hemispheric lateralization, emotions


The paper presents the state-of-the-art knowledge (clinical observations, experimentalresearch results andfindings obtained by means of neuroimaging techniques) about the cerebrallateralizationof emotions in healthy people, patients withmental disorders, and patients with unilateral brainlesions. An attempt was made to systematize methodsused in the research on emotions. A large number of studies, diversity of research procedures used to assesscerebrallateralization of emotions, discrepanciesin obtained researchfindings indicate the complexityof cerebral hemispheres specialization and collaboration,as well as the lack of a consistent theory of theresearch subject.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Katarzyna Kucharska-Pietura, Katedra i Klinika Psychiatrii AM,
ul. Abramowicka 2, 20-442 Lublin