Understanding emotion: Lessons from anxiety

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

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145
Number of pages1
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number3
Early online date23 May 2012
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012


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