Consciousness, Emotional Self-Regulation and the Brain

Consciousness, Emotional Self-Regulation and the Brain

by Mario Beauregard
     
 

During the last decade, the study of emotional self-regulation has blossomed in a variety of sub-disciplines belonging to either psychology (developmental, clinical) or the neurosciences (cognitive and affective). Consciousness, Emotional Self-Regulation and the Brain gives an overview of the current state of this relatively new scientific field. Several areasSee more details below

Overview

During the last decade, the study of emotional self-regulation has blossomed in a variety of sub-disciplines belonging to either psychology (developmental, clinical) or the neurosciences (cognitive and affective). Consciousness, Emotional Self-Regulation and the Brain gives an overview of the current state of this relatively new scientific field. Several areas are examined by some of the leading theorists and researchers in this emerging domain. Most chapters seek to either present theoretical and developmental perspectives about emotional self-regulation (and dysregulation), provide cutting edge information with regard to the neural basis of conscious emotional experience and emotional self-regulation, or expound theoretical models susceptible of explaining how healthy individuals are capable of consciously and voluntarily changing the neural activity underlying emotional processes and states. In addition, a few chapters consider the capacity of human consciousness to volitionally influence the brain’s electrical activity or modulate the impact of emotions on the psychoneuroendocrine-immune network. This book will undoubtedly be useful to scholars and graduate students interested in the relationships between self-consciousness, emotion, the brain, and the body. (Series B)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588114594
Publisher:
Benjamins, John Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Advances in Consciousness Research Series
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Introduction
Ch. 1Emotion self-regulation1
Ch. 2Temperament and emotional regulation: Multiple models of early development35
Ch. 3Emotion dysregulation and psychopathology61
Ch. 4Neural substrates of conscious emotional experience: A cognitive-neuroscientific perspective87
Ch. 5Self-regulation by the medial frontal cortex: Limbic representation of motive set-points123
Ch. 6Neural basis of conscious and voluntary self-regulation of emotion163
Ch. 7The volitional influence of the mind on the brain, with special reference to emotional self-regulation195
Ch. 8EEG biofeedback ("Neurofeedback") and affective disorders239
Ch. 9Consciousness, emotional self-regulation, and the psychosomatic network: Relevance to oral biology and medicine253
Name index275
Subject index279

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