Feelings and the body: The Jamesian perspective on autonomic specificity of emotion

@article{Friedman2010FeelingsAT,
  title={Feelings and the body: The Jamesian perspective on autonomic specificity of emotion},
  author={B. Friedman},
  journal={Biological Psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={84},
  pages={383-393}
}
  • B. Friedman
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Biological Psychology
"What is an emotion?" William James's seminal paper in Mind (1884) proposed the idea that physiological and behavioral responses precede subjective experience in emotions that are marked by "distinct bodily expression." This notion has broadly inspired the investigation of emotion-specific autonomic nervous system activity, a research topic with great longevity. The trajectory of this literature is traced through its major theoretical challenges from the Cannon-Bard, activation, and Schachter… Expand
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