Emotion - Emotion: Not cognition Emotion is subjective A...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Emotion: Not cognition Emotion is subjective A feeling state Physical Usually expressed Motivational James-Lange Theory: Physical reactions cause emotional states Are physical reactions specific enough to cause emotional states? Emotion apparently occurs without feedback from body Cannon-Bard Theory: Emotion occurs along with or before physical and emotional responses Less vulnerable to critiques than James-Lange theory… Doesn’t explain what emotion is Neuroscience and Emotion: Circumplex model: Two dimension Valence: positive or approach versus negative or avoid Activation: high activation or arousal versus low activation or arousal Sadness: low act, neg valence Fear: high act, neg valence Contentment: positive valence, low activation Joy: positive valence, high activation Activation: brainstem, SNS/PNS Valence: asymmetric cortical activation Circumplex model is excellent for explaining mood Emotions based in brain regions other than cortex Basic emotions: joy, interest-excitement, surprise, sadness, anger, disgust, contempt, fear,
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 09/27/2010 for the course PGY 166214 taught by Professor Hudson during the Fall '10 term at SUNY Buffalo.

Page1 / 2

Emotion - Emotion: Not cognition Emotion is subjective A...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online