Psychobiology of memory and emotion; Emotion theories (L5)

What four things are emotional responses characterised by?
Physiological changes, cognition changes, behavioural changes, subjective feelings
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Where is visual information sent?
The visual thalamus and then the visual cortex
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Give a summary of the James-Lange theory
The stimulus is perceived by the brain, the behaviour gets taken and interpretation of emotion after. 'Scared because my heart is pounding'.
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Give a summary of the Cannon-bard theory
The emotional fear and the peripheral reaction are triggered simultaneously but by different routes. 'Stimulus makes me afraid and my heart is pounding'
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What is a critique of the James-Lange theory?
Bodily responses are not diverse enough or fast enough to explain the diversity we see in our emotional states
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Explain the Schachter-Singer theory
When we experience a response, it arouses emotion that we then label based on the immediate context 'I feel afraid because my heart is pounding and everyone else is running'.
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