publication . Master thesis . 2008

Frontal electroencephalographic asymmetry in response to direct and averted gaze in pictorial and real-life conditions

LINNA-AHO, KATI;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
  • Country: Finland
Abstract
As a social signal, direction of gaze has been shown to be associated with motivational tendencies to approach and avoid. Direct gaze has been linked to approach tendency and positive affect, whereas averted gaze has been linked to avoidance tendency and negative affect. Studies have revealed important functional differences between the left and right frontal cortex in the processing of motivational and emotional stimuli, with the left frontal cortex showing greater responses to approach-related orientation and the right frontal cortex showing greater responses to avoidance-related orientation. The past research has generally investigated frontal EEG asymmetry i...
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Medical Subject Headings: genetic structures
free text keywords: Psykologia - Psychology
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