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Mind and BrainA Critical Appraisal of Cognitive Neuroscience$
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William R. Uttal

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015967

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015967.001.0001

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Emotion and Affect

Emotion and Affect

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Mind and Brain

William R. Uttal

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Defining emotion is considered an extremely difficult task and there is hardly any concrete definition that positively leads to proper results from a study of the brain correlates of emotion. Imaging experiments signify that the brain regions associated with emotional activity most likely differ from study to study. These experiments reveal that almost every region of the brain is found to be operating in a coordinated fashion in any given emotional condition, and thus, it becomes difficult to single out any particular brain region for its actual role in an emotional function. The frontal lobes are found to be involved in emotional behavior to a great extent; the kind of role they play in emotion is not certain.

Keywords:   emotion, brain correlates, imaging experiments, frontal lobes, behavior, brain regions

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