Bridging emotion theory and neurobiology through dynamic systems modeling.

  title={Bridging emotion theory and neurobiology through dynamic systems modeling.},
  author={Marc D. Lewis},
  journal={The Behavioral and brain sciences},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={169-94; discussion 194-245}
Efforts to bridge emotion theory with neurobiology can be facilitated by dynamic systems (DS) modeling. DS principles stipulate higher-order wholes emerging from lower-order constituents through bidirectional causal processes--offering a common language for psychological and neurobiological models. After identifying some limitations of mainstream emotion theory, I apply DS principles to emotion-cognition relations. I then present a psychological model based on this reconceptualization… CONTINUE READING
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