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A model of neurovisceral integration in emotion regulation and dysregulation.
  • J. Thayer, R. Lane
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Journal of affective disorders
  • 2 December 2000
The outlines of a model that integrates autonomic, attentional, and affective systems into a functional and structural network that may help to guide us in the understanding of emotion regulation and dysregulation are presented.
Neurobiology of emotion perception I: the neural basis of normal emotion perception
It is suggested that the extent to which a stimulus is identified as emotive and is associated with the production of an affective state may be dependent upon levels of activity within these two neural systems.
Claude Bernard and the heart–brain connection: Further elaboration of a model of neurovisceral integration
  • J. Thayer, R. Lane
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  • 1 February 2009
It is proposed that the default response to uncertainty is the threat response and may be related to the well known negativity bias.
Neurobiology of emotion perception II: implications for major psychiatric disorders
It is suggested that distinct patterns of structural and functional abnormalities in neural systems important for emotion processing are associated with specific symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar and major depressive disorder.
The Levels of Emotional Awareness Scale: a cognitive-developmental measure of emotion.
The LEAS correlated positively with openness to experience and emotional range but not with measures of specific emotions, repression or the number of words used in the LEAS responses, suggesting that it is the level of emotion, not the specific quality of emotions, that is tapped by the LE AS.
The role of vagal function in the risk for cardiovascular disease and mortality
Evidence is provided to support the notion that decreasedvagal function precedes the development of a number of risk factors and that modification of risk profiles in the direction of lower risk is associated with increased vagal function.
Neural correlates of heart rate variability during emotion
The elements of cognitive control inherent in this experiment had definable neural substrates that correlated with HF-HRV and to a large extent differed from the emotion-specific correlates of HF- HRV, consistent with the view that the medial visceromotor network is a final common pathway by which emotional and cognitive functions recruit autonomic support.
Neuroanatomical correlates of pleasant and unpleasant emotion
There are both common and unique components of the neural networks mediating pleasant and unpleasant emotion in healthy women that are consistent with those from other recent PET studies of human emotion.
Neuroanatomical correlates of externally and internally generated human emotion.
This study identified brain regions that participate in externally and internally generated human emotion, suggesting that these regions participate in aspects of emotion that do not depend on the nature of the emotional stimulus.
Neuroanatomical correlates of happiness, sadness, and disgust.
This study identifies regions of the brain that participate in happiness, sadness, and disgust, regions that distinguish between positive and negative emotions, and regions that depend on both the elicitor and valence of emotion or their interaction.