Neuroscience

Left, right and center: mapping emotion in the brain

According to a radical new model of emotion in the brain, a current treatment for the most common mental health problems could be ineffective or even detrimental to about 50 percent of the population.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why most of us lean to the right when we kiss

Your brain is an organ of two halves – the left side and the right side. And there are many brain functions, such as language skills or which hand you write with, which are organised mostly in one side of the brain or the ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Impaired white matter integrity for depression in Parkinson's

(HealthDay)—Parkinson's disease (PD) patients with depression have impaired white matter integrity, especially in the long contact fibers in the left hemisphere, according to a study published online Nov. 10 in CNS Neuroscience ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Right brain also important for learning a new language

Novel language learning activates different neural processes than was previously thought. A Leiden research team has discovered parallel but separate contributions from the hippocampus and Broca's area, the learning centre ...

Neuroscience

Handedness arises from genes in the spinal cords of embryos

The left side of the spinal cord matures slightly faster than the right side in human embryos of four to eight weeks age. This is the earliest left-right difference of development in the human nervous system yet discovered. ...

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