Cognitive Neuroscience of Emotion

Cognitive Neuroscience of Emotion

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This is the paperback edition of a title that has sold 1481 copies in hardback since 2000. This unique book draws its a inspiration from the belief that the role of cognition in emotion is an important yet relatively neglected aspect of cognitive neuroscience. By carefully examining underlying assumptions and the nature of the phenomena under same time investigation, editors and contributors reach the surprising conclusion that emotion - in all of its mystery andabout ineffability - can be studied without compromise within the field of cognitive neuroscience. Its superb selection of contributors identify what is currently known and the ways future research can extend knowledge of emotion and the brain. In doing so, they skillfully illuminate four major areas of research: the process of emotion generation, the functions of the amygdala, the conscious experience of emotion and emotion regulation and dysregulation. This book also reviews the latest findings from neuroanatomical studies in rats and non-human primates; neuropsychological, neurological and psychiatric investigations; studies in psychopathology and experimental psychology; and functional brain imaging more

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  • Paperback | 444 pages
  • 148 x 232 x 24mm | 762.05g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 34 black and white photographs and 35 line illustrations
  • 0195155920
  • 9780195155921
  • 1,117,524

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Mostly American, with a few European and Canadian, neuroscientists demonstrate how the rather messy topic of emotion can be studied within their discipline without compromising its scientific principles and practices. They cover the process of emotion generation, the functions of the amygdala, the conscious experience of emotion, and emotion regulation and dysfunction. They also review recent findings from the neuro-anatomical study of rats and non-human primates. The collection is intended as an introduction for practitioners and graduate and undergraduate students of neuroscience, cognitive science, or psychology. * SciTech Book News * ... An outstanding book on current research on the neurobiology of emotion. Edited and authored by internationally recognized researchers, this book is an exceptionally valuable contribution to this field. The purpose, according to the editors, is to document the current understanding of how emotion is instantiated in the brain; and to encourage the cognitive neuroscientific study of emotion, which, they claim, has not until recently been studied within this framework. The intended audience is... workers in the fields of neuroscience, cognitive science, and psychology. It is also appropriate for graduate students and advanced undergraduates... The chapters are written by well-known authors, such as Damasio, Kolb, Ledoux, Trenel, Heilman, Davidson, among others... This is an extremely valuable book on the neurological basis of emotion. Researchers as well as clinicians will, without a doubt, benefit from reading and referring to this book. * Doody's Electronic Journal *show more

Table of contents

1. The Study of Emotion from the Perspective of Cognitive Neuroscience ; 2. A Second Chance for Emotion ; 3. Cognition in Emotion: Always, Sometimes, or Never? ; 4. Facial Expression, Emotion, and Hemispheric Organization ; 5. Recognizing Emotions by Ear and by Eye ; 6. The Enigma of the Amygdala: On Its Contribution to Human Emotion ; 7. Cognitive-Emotional Interactions: Listen to the Brain ; 8. The Role of the Amygdala in Primate Social Cognition ; 9. Electrodermal Activity in Cognitive Neuroscience: Neuroanatomical and Neuropsychological Correlates ; 10. The Functional Anatomy of Innate and Acquired Fear: Perspectives from Neuroimaging ; 11. Measuring Emotion: Behaviour, Feeling, and Physiology ; 12. Blindsight: Implications for the Conscious Experience of Emotion ; 13. Unconscious Emotion: Evolutionary Perspectives, Psychophysiological Data and Neuropsychological Mechanisms ; 14. Emotional Experience: A Neurological Model ; 15. Neural Correlates of Conscious Emotional Experience ; 16. The Functional Neuroanatomy of Affective Style ; 17. Positron Emission Tomography in the Study of Emotion, Anxiety, and Anxiety Disorders ; Epilogue: The Future of Emotion Research from the Perspective of Cognitive Neuroscience ; Indexshow more

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