The right hemisphere and the dark side of consciousness

Julian Keenan, Jennifer Rubio, Connie Racioppi, Amanda Johnson, Allyson Barnacz

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Abstract

Self-awareness and Theory of Mind comprise the main elements of higher-order consciousness. In attempting to localize these abilities, it appears that regions of the right hemisphere including fronto-temporal regions are capable of sustaining a sense of self-awareness. The right hemisphere appears dominant for tasks involving Theory of Mind as well as deception, which may be important for understanding the brain and laterality in terms of evolution. These findings are critical for our understanding of hemispheric differences in terms of higher-order consciousness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)695-704
Number of pages10
JournalCortex
Volume41
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005

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Keywords

  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Consciousness
  • Deception
  • Evolutionary
  • Right hemisphere
  • Self-awareness

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Keenan, J., Rubio, J., Racioppi, C., Johnson, A., & Barnacz, A. (2005). The right hemisphere and the dark side of consciousness. Cortex, 41(5), 695-704. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0010-9452(08)70286-7
Keenan, Julian ; Rubio, Jennifer ; Racioppi, Connie ; Johnson, Amanda ; Barnacz, Allyson. / The right hemisphere and the dark side of consciousness. In: Cortex. 2005 ; Vol. 41, No. 5. pp. 695-704.
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The right hemisphere and the dark side of consciousness. / Keenan, Julian; Rubio, Jennifer; Racioppi, Connie; Johnson, Amanda; Barnacz, Allyson.

In: Cortex, Vol. 41, No. 5, 01.01.2005, p. 695-704.

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