- Oxford Library of Psychology
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editors
- Introduction to The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience: Where Are We Now?
- Salience, State, and Expression: The Influence of Specific Aspects of Emotion on Attention and Perception
- Emotion: Generation or Construction?
- The Neuroscience of Emotion Regulation: Basic Mechanisms and Their Role in Development, Aging, and Psychopathology
- The Impact of Emotion on Cognition
- Genetics and Emotion
- Visceromotor Sensation and Control
- Development of Emotion and Social Reasoning in Adolescence
- Perception of Nonverbal Cues
- Face Recognition
- The Cognitive and Neural Basis of Impression Formation
- Theory of Mind: How Brains Think about Thoughts
- The Pleasures and Pains of Social Interactions: A Social Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective
- The Neural Underpinnings of the Experience of Empathy: Lessons for Psychopathy
- Mirror Neurons and the Perception–Action Link
- The Early Development of the Brain Bases for Social Cognition
- Conflict Monitoring and Cognitive Control
- Hierarchical Cognitive Control and the Functional Organization of the Frontal Cortex
- Decision Neuroscience
- Expectancies and Beliefs: Insights from Cognitive Neuroscience
- Cognitive Neuroscience of Numerical Cognition
- Psychopharmacology of Cognition
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Social Phobia Considered from a Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective
- The Neurobiology of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Epilogue to The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience Cognitive Neuroscience: Where Are We Going?
Abstract and Keywords
In The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872), Charles Darwin argued that emotions (as states of mind) cause stereotypic expressions in the face and body. Instead of offering a theoretical model of emotion, however, Darwin wrote about emotion in a teleological fashion to support his argument that humans have a common ancestry with other mammals. This chapter examines the concept of “emotion generation” and whether it is supported by cognitive neuroscience evidence as it exists within the natural kind model of emotion. It reviews several recent meta-analyses of the neuroimaging literature on emotion that investigated the link between brain regions and discrete emotion categories. It also discusses the concept of “emotion construction” and how it is supported by the cognitive neuroscience evidence as it exists within a psychological construction approach to emotion. Moreover, it presents meta-analytic evidence showing that emotions can be decomposed into more basic neural networks corresponding to a set of hypothesized psychological ingredients. The chapter concludes by considering what a psychological construction approach can offer to the cognitive neuroscience study of emotion.
Jennifer M.B. Fugate, Department of Psychology, Boston College, Department of Psychology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Kristen A. Lindquist, Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative, Harvard University, Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Cambridge, MA
Lisa Feldman Barrett, Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program, Harvard Medical School, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Psychology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
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