Emotion word recognition: discrete information effects first, continuous later?

  title={Emotion word recognition: discrete information effects first, continuous later?},
  author={Benny B. Briesemeister and Lars Kuchinke and Arthur M. Jacobs},
  journal={Brain research},
Manipulations of either discrete emotions (e.g. happiness) or affective dimensions (e.g. positivity) have a long tradition in emotion research, but interactive effects have never been studied, based on the assumption that the two underlying theories are incompatible. Recent theorizing suggests, however, that the human brain relies on two affective processing systems, one working on the basis of discrete emotion categories, and the other working along affective dimensions. Presenting… CONTINUE READING

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