Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Emotion and Decision-making Explained$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Edmund T. Rolls

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199659890

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659890.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 14 October 2019

Introduction: the issues

Introduction: the issues

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Introduction: the issues
Source:
Emotion and Decision-making Explained
Author(s):

Edmund T. Rolls

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659890.003.0001

The book aims to explain emotion and decision-making in terms of: What produces emotions? (The general answer I propose is rewards and punishers.) Why do we have emotions? (The overall answer I propose is that emotions are evolutionarily adaptive as they provide an efficient way for genes to influence our behaviour to increase their fitness.) How do we have emotions? (I answer this by describing what is known about the brain mechanisms of emotion.) How are decisions made in the brain? How is economic value represented in the brain? Why do emotional states feel like something? This is part of the large problem of consciousness, addressed in Chapter 10.

Keywords:   emotion, decision-making, neuroeconomics, consciousness

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .