Emotion: The Self-regulatory Sense

@inproceedings{Peil2014EmotionTS,
  title={Emotion: The Self-regulatory Sense},
  author={Katherine T. Peil},
  booktitle={Global advances in health and medicine},
  year={2014}
}
While emotion is a central component of human health and well-being, traditional approaches to understanding its biological function have been wanting. A dynamic systems model, however, broadly redefines and recasts emotion as a primary sensory system-perhaps the first sensory system to have emerged, serving the ancient autopoietic function of "self-regulation." Drawing upon molecular biology and revelations from the field of epigenetics, the model suggests that human emotional perceptions… CONTINUE READING
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