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Neurosci Lett. 2017 Jul 26. pii: S0304-3940(17)30617-1. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2017.07.045. [Epub ahead of print]

Historical pitfalls and new directions in the neuroscience of emotion.

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1
Department of Psychology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, United States; Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging and Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, MA, United States. Electronic address: l.barrett@neu.edu.
2
Departments of Psychology and Neuroscience, Pomona College, Claremont, CA, United States.

Abstract

In this article, we offer a brief history summarizing the last century of neuroscientific study of emotion, highlighting dominant themes that run through various schools of thought. We then summarize the current state of the field, followed by six key points for scientific progress that are inspired by a multi-level constructivist theory of emotion.

KEYWORDS:

Active inference; Affect; Allostasis; Construction; Emotion; Interoception; Predictive coding; Theory of constructed emotion; fmri

PMID:
28756189
PMCID:
PMC5785564
[Available on 2019-01-26]
DOI:
10.1016/j.neulet.2017.07.045

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