How are you feeling right now? What is the neural basis for the different types of emotions we feel throughout our lives? In this lecture, we will discuss the components of emotion, the ways in which we express emotion, and the parts of the brain that are in involved in emotional processing, regulation, and perception.
Some keywords: emotions, amygdala, fear, arousal, facial feedback hypothesis, fear conditioning, and memory, disgust, William James
Read the following before watching the lecture video.
One of the following textbook chapters:
- Chapter 10 “Emotions and Motivations”
or the emotions and motivation chapter from either of these free text books:
These optional resources are provided for students that wish to explore this topic more fully.
Summary videos of the chapters: Watch video 12 for this chapter
|TV series||“Facing Our Fears.” Episode 2 from “This Emotional Life.” TV series, PBS, 2010.||This episode explores the role of emotions like anger, fear, anxiety, and despair have on our lives, touching on many ideas Prof. Gabrieli goes over in lecture|
|Website||Paul Ekman’s website||Website of Paul Ekman, famous pioneer researcher on emotion mentioned in class|
|Textbook supplement||Study materials for Ch. 10, “Emotion and Motivations: Feeling and Striving.” In Kosslyn & Rosenberg, Psychology in Context, 3/e (Pearson, 2007)||Practice test questions, flashcards, and media for a related textbook|