TB4 Lecture 1; Emotion and the Brain quiz

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1. When patient SM was asked to rate intensity of emotions in facial expressions what were the findings?

  • Patient SM could not categorise anger
  • The emotions of fear, disgust and anger produced abnormal rating
  • Abnormal ratings of fear emotions, some other emotions (e.g anger) were not normal either but fear the worst affected
  • Patient SM could not categorise fear
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2. What is the James-Lange feedback theory?

  • There is a deterministic relaish between bodily reactions+emotions. Stimuli cause a direct bodily response which in turn creates an emotional experience. There is no emotion without bodily reaction.
  • There is a deterministic relaish between bodily reactions+emotions. Stimuli cause an emotional response which in turn creates a bodily reaction. There are no bodily reactions without emotion.
  • There is an interactive relationship between bodily reactions+emotions. Emotions can cause a bodily reaction which causes a physiological response, and vice versa.
  • Emotions are a psychological percept that are not linked to the bodies responses to external stimuli.

3. What does the Limbic theory (1937) propose?

  • It is a neual circuit of the cingulate cortex, hippocampus, anterior thalamus and hypothalamus that control our emotion
  • The insula and amygdala have a neural circuit which mediates emotion
  • It is a neual circuit of the prefrontal cortex, hippocampus, superior thalamus and hypothalamus that control our emotion
  • The orbitofrontal cortex and amygdala have a neural circuit which mediates emotion

4. What about a neural basis for other emotions?

  • Animals lack self awareness, therefore we will never truly understand basic social or emotional responses
  • Other emotions are less well understood, with mixed fMRI results and no as of yet brain lesion pps with specfic damage affecting these emotions. Social emotions e.g pride are currently under research scrutiny
  • Other basic and social emotions have sufficient animal models but no human fMRI research evidence as of yet

5. What does the response from an eye-blink component of startle response measure show?

  • Related to valence, there is more eye-blink when feeling fear, and less with happiness. Much slower than SCR.
  • Related to valence, there is less eye-blink when feeling fear, and more with happiness. Much faster than SCR.
  • Related to valence, there is more eye-blink when feeling fear, and less with happiness. Much faster than SCR.
  • Related to valence, there is less eye-blink when feeling fear, and more with happiness. Much slower than SCR.

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