Stroke of bad luck?

Eun Hye Kim, Jui Hong Chien, Chang-Chia Liu, Kumiko Oishi, Kenichi Oishi, Rajani Sebastian, Cornelia Demsky, Frederick Lenz, Argye E. Hillis

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We hypothesized that distinct acute right hemisphere lesions disrupt separate components of valuation and emotional response to winning and losing money and of emotional empathy in observing a partner win or lose money. We measured skin conductance response (SCR) and ratings of emotions when acute right hemisphere stroke patients or healthy controls won or lost money in roulette, or when they watched a partner win or lose. Our results showed that percentage of damage after stroke to right anterior insula and frontal operculum negatively correlated with both SCR to winning and losing and difference between rating wins versus losses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-78
Number of pages9
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2 2017


  • Empathy
  • autonomic nervous system
  • emotions
  • social cognition
  • stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology


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