The biology of emotion
This chapter examines biological aspects of emotion. It discusses different definitions of emotions and analyses the relevant works of Antonio Damasio and Jaak Panksepp on emotion. It suggests that processes generating emotion reflect an integrative and genetically determined coherent neural organization with a significant part of it in the telencephalon and that consciousness probably emerged phylogenetically with elaboration of connections of the mesencephalon and diencephalon with the developing telencephalon.
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