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Unformatted text preview: Emotion and the brain Lesion of amygdala shown no fear , is it deficit in memory or fear? Failure to acquire fear conditioning Prefrontal cortex and emotion PFC damage Phineas Gage, railroad worker -> change in personality , social problems and problems with longe-term thinking and planning. Impaired social/emotional functions in PFC damage 1. Utilization behavior Utilization behavior automatically using objects regardless of context Overly familiar social behavior Disclose too much personal information to strangers Problem solving -> patients can generate solutions to problems and cannot prioritize them Damasios patient cannot decide on time when to meet. You cannot prioritize. So whats going on? Emotions functions to provide important social information and motivation. Damasio presented how PFC is closely related to emotions Emotional deficit can lead to a social deficit Damasios Somatic Marker hypothesis somatic markers are bodily feelings normally...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2010 for the course PSYCH 3850 taught by Professor Pizarro, d during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Spring '08
- PIZARRO, D