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Limbic System - Limbic System The Center of Emotions At the...

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Limbic System: The Center of Emotions At the end of the last century, William James proposed that a person, after perceiving a stimulus that somehow affected him or her, endures disturbing physiological changes such as palpitations, shortness of breath, anxiety, etc.. It is precisely the acknowledgment of these symptoms (by the brain) that creates emotion. Stating it in a different way, we could say that physical sensations are the emotion. Comparison of the James-Lange and Cannon-Bard theories on emotions. According to the James- Lange theory (red arrows), the man perceives the frightening animal and reacts with physical (neurovegetative) manifestations. As a consequence of such unpleasant physical reaction, he develops fear. In the Cannon-Bard theory (blue arrows), the frightening stimulus leads, first, to the feeling of fear which, then, brings about the physical response. At the end of the last century, William James proposed that a person, after perceiving a stimulus that somehow affected him or her, endures
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