The grammar of anger: Mapping the computational architecture of a recalibrational emotion

  title={The grammar of anger: Mapping the computational architecture of a recalibrational emotion},
  author={Aaron Sell and Daniel Sznycer and Laith Al-Shawaf and Julian Lim and Andre Krauss and Aneta Feldman and Ruxandra Răşcanu and Lawrence S. Sugiyama and Leda Cosmides and John Tooby},

The feeling of anger: From brain networks to linguistic expressions

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  • Psychology
    Evolutionary psychology : an international journal of evolutionary approaches to psychology and behavior
  • 2021
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