The Neuroscience of Emotion (PDF) offers a new framework for the neuroscientific study of emotion across species. Written by David J. Anderson and Ralph Adolphs, two prominent authorities on the study of emotion, this accessible and original ebook recasts the discipline and shows that in order to understand emotion, we need to explore its biological roots in animals and humans. Only through a comparative approach that includes work at the molecular, cellular, systems, and cognitive levels will we be able to understand what emotions do, how they evolved, how the brain forms their development, and even how we might plan them into robots in the future.
Demonstrating that emotions are universal across species and applied in specific brain circuits, Adolphs and Anderson provide a broad foundation for thinking about emotions as evolved, functionally explained biological states. The authors discuss the findings and techniques from modern neuroscientific investigations of emotion and determine with a survey of theories and future research directions.
Includes color illustrations throughout, The Neuroscience of Emotion: A New Synthesis makes the latest in neuroscientific work to offer deeper insights into how emotions work in all of us.
“Adolphs and Anderson have written a plan for a modern science of emotion in mice and men.” ― Rebecca Saxe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“It is not possible to understand biological evolution without factoring in emotions and relevant phenomena. Anderson and Adolphs, who have built their individual reputations on the study of human and animal emotions, have written the best and most inclusive textbook yet on the subject. This is an indispensable ebook.” ― Antonio Damasio, author of The Strange Order of Things: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures
“Tight and transparent logic threads through this entire ebook, yielding not only a gripping story but also authoritative science. On the subject of emotion, the ebook is unsurpassed in its breadth of coverage, depth of expertise, exposition of techniques and methods, and consistently good scientific sense. An agenda-setting discussion.” ― Patricia Churchland, author of Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality
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