publication . Research . 2013

Hemispheric Lateralization in Processing Emotional and Non-Emotional Kanji Words

NAGAE, Seiji;
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  • Published: 08 Feb 2013 Journal: 福岡教育大学紀要. 第四分冊, 教職科編, volume 62, pages 71-78 (issn: 0286-3235, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: 福岡教育大学
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to investigate the contribution of both hemispheres to the processing of positive, negative, and non-emotional Kanji words in normal individuals. Right-handed subjects were asked to read aloud the Kanji word presented in the visual half-field. Results showed that responses to positive and non-emotional words were more accurate in RVF than those in LVF, but no difference was found fornegative emotional words. Reaction time results indicated that processing of negative emotional words was faster in RVF than in LVF although there were no visual field differences for positive and non-emotional words. These findings were interpreted as s...
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free text keywords: ETYP:教育関連論文, hemispheric lateralization, emotional word, Kanji, visual field
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