Subcortical and cortical brain activity during the feeling of self-generated emotions

@article{Damasio2000SubcorticalAC,
  title={Subcortical and cortical brain activity during the feeling of self-generated emotions},
  author={A. Damasio and T. Grabowski and A. Bechara and H. Damasio and L. L. Ponto and J. Parvizi and R. Hichwa},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  year={2000},
  volume={3},
  pages={1049-1056}
}
  • A. Damasio, T. Grabowski, +4 authors R. Hichwa
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nature Neuroscience
  • In a series of [15O]PET experiments aimed at investigating the neural basis of emotion and feeling, 41 normal subjects recalled and re-experienced personal life episodes marked by sadness, happiness, anger or fear. We tested the hypothesis that the process of feeling emotions requires the participation of brain regions, such as the somatosensory cortices and the upper brainstem nuclei, that are involved in the mapping and/or regulation of internal organism states. Such areas were indeed engaged… CONTINUE READING

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