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Who Needs Emotions?The brain meets the robot$
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Jean-Marc Fellous and Michael A. Arbib

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195166194

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166194.001.0001

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Neurochemical Networks Encoding Emotion and Motivation

Neurochemical Networks Encoding Emotion and Motivation

An Evolutionary Perspective

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(p.29) 3 Neurochemical Networks Encoding Emotion and Motivation
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Who Needs Emotions?
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ANN E. KELLEY

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166194.003.0003

This chapter examines the neurochemical networks that encode emotion and motivation from an evolutionary perspective. It provides a framework for thinking about the evolution of brain neurotransmitter systems that mediate motivational processes and emotional expression. It suggests that neurochemical coding appears to be conserved in evolution and it provides several examples with peptides and monoamines to prove this assertion. This chapter also contends that while emotional systems generally serve a highly functional and adaptive role in behaviour, they can be altered in maladaptive ways in the case of addiction.

Keywords:   neurochemical networks, emotion, motivation, brain neurotransmitters, emotional expression, motivational processes

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