Nature of Emotions 10 19 09

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Nature of Emotions 10 19 09 Evidence 3 o Emotions can develop without cognitions ex. Taste aversion animals develop aversion to a food if they are injected with a nausea-inducing product when they are unconscious, after the food is ingested ex. Mere exposure effects Zajonc: just seeing an object is enough to like the object o Advertising o Reply Unconscious cognitive mediation Facial feedback research Holding a pen between teeth: using same muscles as smiling Holding a pen between lips: not using smiling muscles o Subjects shown cartoons, people with pen in teeth thought cartoons were funnier Cognition -> emotion (liking, aversion, prejudice) No conscious judgment Cognition -> unconscious judgment -> emotion Evidence 4 o Emotions involve separate neuroanatomical structures Study of amygdala (Ledoux) when animals and humans feel fear Fear part of the brain different from judgments part of the brain Strongest arguments for cognitive theories (Kenny)
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2012 for the course HPS 0625 taught by Professor Macheray during the Fall '09 term at Pittsburgh.

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