The emotional brain

  title={The emotional brain},
  author={T. Dalgleish},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  • T. Dalgleish
  • Published 1 July 2004
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Nature Reviews Neuroscience
The discipline of affective neuroscience is concerned with the neural bases of emotion and mood. The past 30 years have witnessed an explosion of research in affective neuroscience that has addressed questions such as: which brain systems underlie emotions? How do differences in these systems relate to differences in the emotional experience of individuals? Do different regions underlie different emotions, or are all emotions a function of the same basic brain circuitry? How does emotion… 
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