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Neuropsychology of fear and loathing

Calder, A.J., Lawrence, A.D. and Young, A.W. (2001) Neuropsychology of fear and loathing. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 2 (5). pp. 352-363. ISSN 1471-003X

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For over 60 years, ideas about emotion in neuroscience and psychology have been dominated by a debate on whether emotion can be encompassed within a single, unifying model. In neuroscience, this approach is epitomized by the limbic system theory and, in psychology, by dimensional models of emotion. Comparative research has gradually eroded the limbic model, and some scientists have proposed that certain individual emotions are represented separately in the brain. Evidence from humans consistent with this approach has recently been obtained by studies indicating that signals of fear and disgust are processed by distinct neural substrates. We review this research and its implications for theories of emotion.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Psychology (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2009 16:15
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2009 16:15
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1028/35072584
Status: Published
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1028/35072584
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/7084

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