publication . Article . Preprint . Other literature type . 2018

approach motivation in human cerebral cortex

Geoffrey Brookshire; Daniel Casasanto;
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  • Published: 18 Jun 2018 Journal: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, volume 373, page 20,170,141 (issn: 0962-8436, eissn: 1471-2970, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: The Royal Society
Abstract
Different regions of the human cerebral cortex are specialized for different emotions, but the principles underlying this specialization have remained unknown. According to the sword and shield hypothesis, hemispheric specialization for affective motivation, a basic dimension of human emotion, varies across individuals according to the way they use their hands to perform approach- and avoidance-related actions. In a test of this hypothesis, here we measured approach motivation before and after five sessions of transcranial direct current stimulation to increase excitation in the left or right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, in healthy adults whose handedness ran...
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free text keywords: General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, General Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Biology, Transcranial direct-current stimulation, medicine.medical_treatment, medicine, Genetics, Neuroscience, Prefrontal cortex, Cerebral cortex, medicine.anatomical_structure, bepress|Life Sciences|Neuroscience and Neurobiology, PsyArXiv|Neuroscience, Articles, Biological Psychology, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
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publication . Article . Preprint . Other literature type . 2018

approach motivation in human cerebral cortex

Geoffrey Brookshire; Daniel Casasanto;