Clinical Autonomic Research

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 58–60 | Cite as

Left-right asymmetry of the facial microvascular control

  • Mitja Benedicic
  • Vinko V. Dolenc
  • Aneta Stefanovska
  • Roman Bosnjak
RESEARCH LETTER

Abstract

Facial blood flow and temperature were significantly higher on the right side of the forehead compared to the left. This asymmetry implies that the hemispheric autonomic control of the face differs and could influence the expression of emotion.

Key words

autonomic nervous system emotions face microcirculation laser Doppler flowmetry 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mitja Benedicic
    • 1
  • Vinko V. Dolenc
    • 1
  • Aneta Stefanovska
    • 2
  • Roman Bosnjak
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of NeurosurgeryUniversity Medical Centre LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.Group of Nonlinear Dynamics and SynergeticsFaculty of Electrical EngineeringLjubljanaSlovenia

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