Understanding emotion: Lessons from anxiety

Katherine S. Button, Glyn Lewis, Marcus R. Munafò

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Abstract

We agree that conceptualisation is key in understanding the brain basis of emotion. We argue that by conflating facial emotion recognition with subjective emotion experience, Lindquist et al. understate the importance of biological predisposition in emotion. We use examples from the anxiety disorders to illustrate the distinction between these two phenomena, emphasising the importance of both emotional hardware and contextual learning.

LanguageEnglish
Pages145
Number of pages1
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume35
Issue number3
Early online date23 May 2012
DOIs
StatusPublished - Jun 2012

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Understanding emotion : Lessons from anxiety. / Button, Katherine S.; Lewis, Glyn; Munafò, Marcus R.

In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 35, No. 3, 06.2012, p. 145.

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Button, Katherine S. ; Lewis, Glyn ; Munafò, Marcus R./ Understanding emotion : Lessons from anxiety. In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 2012 ; Vol. 35, No. 3. pp. 145
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