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The Cognitive-Emotional BrainFrom Interactions to Integration$
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Luiz Pessoa

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780262019569

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262019569.001.0001

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The Cognitive-Emotional Brain
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Luiz Pessoa

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262019569.003.0010

This chapter summarizes some of the main ideas presented in the book and discusses some implications and extensions of these ideas. Some of the points emphasized are: (1) The amygdala takes part in an impressive array of processes that far exceed some of its proposed functions, such as vigilance, arousal, salience detection, novelty detection, and relevance detection; (2) Processing of emotion-laden information is not automatic; (3) An integration model is better than a segregation one to understand the organization of cognition and emotion in prefrontal cortex; (4) Motivation and reward have specific effects on perception and cognition; (5) Emotion and motivation influence competition at perceptual and executive levels; (6) A network perspective is needed to characterize how function maps onto structure in the brain.

Keywords:   amygdala, subcortical pathway, automaticity, perception, executive function, networks

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