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F10_L17_emotion - Psy 111 Basic concepts in Biopsychology...

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Psy 111 Basic concepts in Biopsychology Lecture 17: Neurobiology of Emotions
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Objectives •Define the subjective experience and expression components of emotions. escribe the Cannon- ard and James- ange theories of emotions Describe the Cannon Bard and James Lange theories of emotions, related evidence, and modern reconciliation of the two theories. •Define the limbic circuit including the structures that comprise it and the major inputs and outputs. •Illustrate the response of the human amygdala to facial expression. • Describe the major inputs to the amygdala and the subdivisions of the amygdala. •Describe the roles of specific parts of the amygdala in the auditory conditioning. How do these specific parts relate to output pathways and different types of responses? escribe contextual conditioning and the role of hippocampus •Describe contextual conditioning and the role of hippocampus- amygdala interaction in this process. •Describe the anatomical connection of the prefrontal cortex to the bic system and its potential role in emotional responding. limbic system and its potential role in emotional responding. •Define the concept of valence and salience.
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hat are emotions? What are emotions? Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) Big Chris : It's been emotional.
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What are emotions? Emotions – subjective experiences arising om environmental stimuli from environmental stimuli. Emotions are largely characterized by Subjective Experience a.k.a. feelings which includes the cognitive label that we ascribe to them. Emotional experiences also have defined Emotional expressive; i.e. expressive omponents are vert observable patterns components are overt observable patterns . Emotional experiences are associated with physiological correlates including hormonal, autonomic, and neural responses/states.
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Emotional Expression Emotions are associated with characteristic xpression patterns expression patterns (i.e. somatic muscle activation) which include cial and body postures facial and body postures that convey social information to others. -Evolutionary value?
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Somatic NS & Emotional Expression Remember some skeletal innervation is under involuntary control….
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Early Theories of Emotional Experience Cannon-Bard Theory Sense/Perceive -> Experience -> Expression Consistent with - tuitive notion about emotions and intuitive notion about emotions and -evidence that thinking of emotional experiences induces emotional expression (e.g. increase adrenalin, heart rate, etc).
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Early Theories of Emotional Experience James-Lange Theory Sense/Perceive -> Expression -> Experience Not consistent with intuitive notion about emotions but what about experimental evidence to support that somatic responses influence emotional experience… p But is there evidence for this???? i.e. does arousal impact emotional experience?
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Subconscious Emotions: xpression without Experience Expression without Experience. erception of angry face can be masked by neutral face.
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This note was uploaded on 12/18/2010 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Kippen during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.

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F10_L17_emotion - Psy 111 Basic concepts in Biopsychology...

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