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Homologizing human emotions

Lawrence, Andrew David and Calder, A. J. 2004. Homologizing human emotions. In: Evans, D. and Cruse, P. eds. Emotion, Evolution and Rationality, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 15-47. (10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528975.003.0002)

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Abstract

This chapter presents further neurological evidence relating to the role of emotions in individual psychology. It contrasts accounts of the neural structure of emotional systems that posit a general purpose ‘limbic’ system which subserves all our emotional capacities, and those that posit distinct specialized systems which subserve distinct ‘affect programs’. The chapter presents data from neuroimaging studies that suggest there are distinct neural systems for responding to signals of fear and disgust and other emotions.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198528975
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:15
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/35502

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