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The right hemisphere and the human stress response.

Catholic University of Eichstätt, Department of Physiological and Clinical Psychology, Germany.
Acta physiologica Scandinavica. Supplementum 02/1997; 640:55-9.
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ABSTRACT Evidence is presented that most components of the human stress response are influenced asymmetrically by the cerebral hemispheres. The right hemisphere is endowed with a unique response system preparing the organism to deal efficiently with external challenges. Therefore, both the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis and the sympathetic-adrenomedullary (SA) axis seem to be under the main control of the right hemisphere.

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