Cognitive Neuroscience of Emotion / Edition 1

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Overview

This unique book draws its inspiration from the belief that the role of cognition in emotion is an important yet relatively neglected aspect of cognitive neuroscience. By carefully examining underlying assumptions and the nature of the phenomena under investigation, editors and contributors reach the surprising conclusion that emotion - in all of its mystery and ineffability - can be studied without compromise within the field of cognitive neuroscience.. "By gathering diverse strands of research from a host of contributors, Cognitive Neuroscience of Emotion is appropriate for a broad array of professionals, advanced undergraduates, and graduate students. It will undoubtedly become an essential resource for all those working in the fields of neuroscience, cognitive science, and psychology, and it will appeal to anyone interested in the neural underpinnings of human behavior.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Michael J. Schrift
This is an outstanding book on current research on the neurobiology of emotion. Edited and authored by internationally recognized researchers, this book is an exceptionally valuable contribution to this field. The purpose, according to the editors, is to document the current understanding of how emotion is instantiated in the brain; and to encourage the cognitive neuroscientific study of emotion, which, they claim, has not until recently been studied within this framework. The intended audience is, according to the editors, workers in the fields of neuroscience, cognitive science, and psychology. It is also appropriate for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. The book features 431 pages divided into four topics end 17 chapters, including an epilogue written by the editors and an index section. Part 1 is an overview of the process of emotion generation; in Part 2 amygdaloid functions are covered; in Part 3 the research on the conscious experience of emotion is reviewed; and Part 4 is an overview of emotion regulation end dysregulation. The chapters are written by well-known authors, such as Darnasio, Kolb, Ledoux, Trenel, Heilman, Davidson, among others. Each chapter ends with a list of up-to-date and useful references. The book has a useful index section. This is an extremely valuable book on the neurobiological basis of emotion. Researchers as well as clinicians will, without a doubt, benefit from reading and referring to this book.
Booknews
Mostly American, with a few European and Canadian, neuroscientists demonstrate how the rather messy topic of emotion can be studied within their discipline without compromising its scientific principles and practices. They cover the process of emotion generation, the functions of the amygdala, the conscious experience of emotion, and emotion regulation and dysfunction. They also review recent findings from the neuro-anatomical study of rats and non-human primates. The collection is intended as an introduction for practitioners and graduate and undergraduate students of neuroscience, cognitive science, or psychology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, D.O., M.A.(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is an outstanding book on current research on the neurobiology of emotion. Edited and authored by internationally recognized researchers, this book is an exceptionally valuable contribution to this field.
Purpose: The purpose, according to the editors, is to document the current understanding of how emotion is instantiated in the brain; and to encourage the cognitive neuroscientific study of emotion, which, they claim, has not until recently been studied within this framework.
Audience: The intended audience is, according to the editors, workers in the fields of neuroscience, cognitive science, and psychology. It is also appropriate for graduate students and advanced undergraduates.
Features: The book features 431 pages divided into four topics end 17 chapters, including an epilogue written by the editors and an index section. Part 1 is an overview of the process of emotion generation; in Part 2 amygdaloid functions are covered; in Part 3 the research on the conscious experience of emotion is reviewed; and Part 4 is an overview of emotion regulation end dysregulation. The chapters are written by well-known authors, such as Darnasio, Kolb, Ledoux, Trenel, Heilman, Davidson, among others. Each chapter ends with a list of up-to-date and useful references. The book has a useful index section.
Assessment: This is an extremely valuable book on the neurobiological basis of emotion. Researchers as well as clinicians will, without a doubt, benefit from reading and referring to this book.
From the Publisher
"[A]n outstanding book on current research on the neurobiology of emotion. Edited and authored by internationally recognized researchers, this book is an exceptionally valuable contribution to this field. The purpose, according to the editors, is to document the current understanding of how emotion is instantiated in the brain; and to encourage the cognitive neuroscientific study of emotion, which, they claim, has not until recently been studied within this framework. The intended audience is . . . workers in the fields of neuroscience, cognitive science, and psychology. It is also appropriate for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. . . . The chapters are written by well-known authors, such as Darnasio, Kolb, Ledoux, Trenel, Heilman, Davidson, among others. . . . This is an extremely valuable book on the neurological basis of emotion. Researchers as well as clinicians will, without a doubt, benefit from reading and referring to this book."—Doody's Electronic Journal

"Mostly American, with a few European and Canadian, neuroscientists demonstrate how the rather messy topic of emotion can be studied within their discipline without compromising its scientific principles and practices. They cover the process of emotion generation, the functions of the amygdala, the conscious experience of emotion, and emotion regulation and dysfunction. They also review recent findings from the neuro-anatomical study of rats and non-human primates. The collection is intended as an introduction for practitioners and graduate and undergraduate students of neuroscience, cognitive science, or psychology."—SciTech Book News

"This book collects 17 essays written by eminent researchers of neurology, psychology and cognitive science. The focus of their essays is on the role of emotion in cognition, and viceversa. By reviewing anatomical, psychiatric and animal data, the book provides an up to date survey of the field. Several chapters deal with the neurobiological basis of emotion. Where is emotion generated and what are the physiochemical processes that generate it? The amygdala is everybody's favorite suspect, because of its known participation in processes that precede emotion, but LeDoux and others offer a very complex scenario, in which several distinct regions of the brain participate in the generation and development of emotion. This book is an ideal companion for professionals and scholars who want to bridge neurophysiology and psychiatry." — Piero Scaruffi, Thymos.com


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195155921
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/4/2002
  • Series: Series in Affective Science Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 452
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Study of Emotion from the Perspective of Cognitive Neuroscience 3
2 A Second Chance for Emotion 12
3 Cognition in Emotion: Always, Sometimes, or Never? 24
4 Facial Expression, Emotion, and Hemispheric Organization 62
5 Recognizing Emotions by Ear and by Eye 84
6 The Enigma of the Amygdala: On Its Contribution to Human Emotion 106
7 Cognitive-Emotional Interactions: Listen to the Brain 129
8 The Role of the Amygdala in Primate Social Cognition 156
9 Electrodermal Activity in Cognitive Neuroscience: Neuroanatomical and Neuropsychological Correlates 192
10 The Functional Anatomy of Innate and Acquired Fear: Perspectives from Neuroimaging 225
11 Measuring Emotion: Behavior, Feeling, and Physiology 242
12 Blindsight: Implications for the Conscious Experience of Emotion 277
13 Unconscious Emotion: Evolutionary Perspectives, Psychophysiological Data and Neuropsychological Mechanisms 296
14 Emotional Experience: A Neurological Model 328
15 Neural Correlates of Conscious Emotional Experience 345
16 The Functional Neuroanatomy of Affective Style 371
17 Positron Emission Tomography in the Study of Emotion, Anxiety, and Anxiety Disorders 389
Epilogue: The Future of Emotion Research from the Perspective of Cognitive Neuroscience 407
Index 411
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