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Lecture 9-Emotion - Emotion Emotion A class of subjective...

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Emotion
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Emotion A class of subjective feelings elicited by stimuli that have high significance to an individual SIGNAL
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Is Cognition Necessary for Emotion? Sensation of threat can hit amygdala directly via thalamus Sensation of threat also hits via cortex Cortical judgment can override
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“Primitive” Emotions • Amygdala – evaluate the significance of stimuli and generate emotional responses
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Where the Brain Processes Fear
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Brain and Emotion Frontal lobes – influence people’s conscious emotional feelings and ability to act in planned ways based on feelings - left frontal lobe processes positive emotions - right frontal lobe involved with negative emotions Parietal Frontal Occipital Temporal
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Three Components of Emotion I. I. Physiological Arousal Physiological Arousal (fast heartbeat, sweatiness) (fast heartbeat, sweatiness) II. II. Expressive Behavior Expressive Behavior (smiling, crying) (smiling, crying) III. III. Cognitive Cognitive Interpretation Interpretation ( ( Golly, I Golly, I m mad m mad ) )
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I. The Physiological Component Generalized Autonomic Arousal
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The Body’s Communication Networks
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Peripheral Nervous System The somatic system (soma means body)-- connects central nervous system to voluntary muscles. The autonomic system--connects the CNS to nonvoluntary muscles, glands, and organs.
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The Autonomic Nervous System “Fight or Flight” Restore Calm
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