Your emotional left brain

The popular notion that emotions are solely the domain of the right side of the brain has been challenged.

Ever been stuck in traffic when a feel-good song comes on the radio and suddenly your mood lightens?

It has now been found that people with semantic dementia - a disease where parts of the left hemisphere are severely affected - have difficulty recognising emotion in music.

The study shows that language-based sectors of the brain (typically located on the left side of the brain) are important for extracting emotional meaning from music.

Read more at Neuroscience Research Australia