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Behav Brain Sci. 2012 Jun;35(3):164. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X11001609.

Invariants of human emotion.

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  • 1Department of Psychology, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA.


Because of the complexity of human emotional responses, invariants must be sought not in the responses themselves, but in their generating mechanisms. Lindquist et al. show that functional locationism is a theoretical dead end; their proposed mechanistic framework is a first step toward better models of emotional behavior. We caution, however, that emotions may still be quasi-natural perceptual types.

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