The right hemisphere and the human stress response [Supplement]

ArticleinActa physiologica Scandinavica. Supplementum 640(640):55-9 · February 1997with6 Reads
Source: PubMed


    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.