Cognitive Neuroscience Needs Affective Neuroscience (and Vice Versa)

  title={Cognitive Neuroscience Needs Affective Neuroscience (and Vice Versa)},
  author={Richard J. Davidson},
  journal={Brain and Cognition},
  • R. Davidson
  • Published 1 February 2000
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Brain and Cognition
We are continuously being bombarded by a myriad of diverse sensory stimuli. Recollections from our past and reflections upon our future add to this cacophony and we need to select among the vast array of stimuli to which we are exposed and approach what is useful to meet our appetitive needs and withdraw from what is harmful so we avoid situations of threat or danger. The successful negotiation of these life challenges requires an intact cognitive and affective system. The purpose of this brief… 
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