- Working Paper
Unrealistic optimism (UO) refers to the tendency of healthy people to underestimate their risk of future misfortune. Just as left-ear caloric irrigation attenuates anosognosia (denial of manifest illness) in clinical patients, we found that it also reduces UO about future health risks in healthy individuals. This finding demonstrates asymmetric hemispheric involvement in emotion regulation and self-evaluation, and suggests that a similar neuropsychological process underpins anosognosia and healthy optimism. Show more
Journal / seriesNature Precedings
PublisherNature Publishing Group
Organisational unit02803 - Collegium Helveticum / Collegium Helveticum
03325 - Folkers, Gerd (emeritus)
NotesReceived 4 June 2010.
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