A neuroscientist's perspective on debates about the nature of emotion

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The target articles by Dixon (2012), Scarantino (2012), and Mulligan and Scherer (2012) explore the nature of emotion from philosophical and psychological perspectives. I discuss how neuroscience can also contribute to debates about the nature of emotion. I focus on the aspects of emotion that usually fall within the topic of basic emotions, but conclude that we may need to revise how we conceive and study these kinds of emotional states in relation to the brain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-379
Number of pages5
JournalEmotion Review
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2012

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Keywords

  • amygdala
  • brain
  • emotion
  • explicit memory
  • fear
  • hippocampus
  • implicit memory
  • memory
  • mind
  • psychiatry
  • unconscious
  • working memory

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  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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A neuroscientist's perspective on debates about the nature of emotion. / Ledoux, Joseph.

In: Emotion Review, Vol. 4, No. 4, 10.2012, p. 375-379.

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