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The Cognitive-Emotional Brain: From Interactions to Integration

Luiz Pessoa


The idea that a specific brain circuit constitutes the emotional brain (and its corollary, that cognition resides elsewhere) shaped thinking about emotion and the brain for many years. Recent behavioral, neuropsychological, neuroanatomy, and neuroimaging research, however, suggests that emotion interacts with cognition in the brain. This book moves beyond the debate over functional specialization, describing the many ways that emotion and cognition interact and are integrated in the brain. The amygdala is often viewed as the quintessential emotional region of the brain, but the book reviews fi ... More

Keywords: emotion, cognition, motivation, executive function, networks, behaviour, brain, anatomy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780262019569
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262019569.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luiz Pessoa, author