Nonlinear relationship between emotional valence and brain activity: evidence of separate negative and positive valence dimensions.

@article{Viinikainen2010NonlinearRB,
  title={Nonlinear relationship between emotional valence and brain activity: evidence of separate negative and positive valence dimensions.},
  author={Mikko Viinikainen and Iiro P. J{\"a}{\"a}skel{\"a}inen and Yuri I. Alexandrov and M H Balk and Taina Autti and Mikko Sams},
  journal={Human brain mapping},
  year={2010},
  volume={31 7},
  pages={1030-40}
}
Emotion plays a significant role in goal-directed behavior, yet its neural basis is yet poorly understood. In several psychological models the cardinal dimensions that characterize the emotion space are considered to be valence and arousal. Here 3T functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) was used to reveal brain areas that show valence- and arousal… CONTINUE READING