Neural mechanisms of autonomic, affective, and cognitive integration

  title={Neural mechanisms of autonomic, affective, and cognitive integration},
  author={Hugo D. Critchley},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Neurology},
  • H. Critchley
  • Published 5 December 2005
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Journal of Comparative Neurology
Influential theoretical models propose a central role for afferent information from the body in the expression of emotional feeling states. Feedback representations of changing states of bodily arousal influence learning and facilitate concurrent and prospective decision‐making. Functional neuroimaging studies have increased understanding of brain mechanisms that generate changes in autonomic arousal during behavior and those which respond to internal feedback signals to influence subjective… 

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