The functional neuroanatomy of emotion and affective style

@article{Davidson1999TheFN,
  title={The functional neuroanatomy of emotion and affective style},
  author={Richard J. Davidson and William Irwin},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={3},
  pages={11-21}
}
Recently, there has been a convergence in lesion and neuroimaging data in the identification of circuits underlying positive and negative emotion in the human brain. Emphasis is placed on the prefrontal cortex (PFC) and the amygdala as two key components of this circuitry. Emotion guides action and organizes behavior towards salient goals. To accomplish this, it is essential that the organism have a means of representing affect in the absence of immediate elicitors. It is proposed that the PFC… 
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