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Hemispheric Lateralization of Positive and Science Of Emotion: From Neurotransmitters to Social Networks

Hemispheric Lateralization of Positive and Negative Emotions Numerous studies have confirmed that negative emotions occur predominately in the right frontal lobe Similarly, positive emotions occur on the left frontal lobe In one study, 62% of patients with left-sided strokes were depressed and fearful, as compared with only 10% of right-sided stroke victims Proximity of stroke to left frontal lobe correlates with severity of depressive symptoms S.E. Starkstein, et al., Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience 3:3 (1991):276-285

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