Document Type


Publication Date

Winter 12-5-2014

Journal / Book Title

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience journal


The goal of this Research Topic was to bring together diverse scientific perspectives on lateralized brain mechanisms underlying emotion, motivation, and memory. The Topic resulted in eight articles, three of which report original research and five of which review and synthesize past research with the aim of developing new hypotheses and theory. A range of international experts with diverse backgrounds, theoretical perspectives, and experimental methods contributed to the Topic. Contributions strongly reflect this diversity, ranging from examining pupil dilation in response to viewing Rembrandt portraits to understanding how caffeine supplementation influences levels of spatial processing. In all cases, the authors developed strong, empirically guided insights into the lateralized brain mechanisms underlying behavioral effects. Two primary themes emerge to guide and constrain continuing research.


DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00997

Published Citation

Brunyé, Tad T., Sarah R. Cavanagh, and Ruth E. Propper. "Hemispheric bases for emotion and memory." Frontiers in human neuroscience 8 (2014): 997.