TB4 Lecture 1; Emotion and the Brain quiz

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1. What did the 'robogator' study using rats find?

  • Robogator scared all the rats equally across both conditions
  • Robogator did not scare the rats in either condition
  • Pre-amygdala lesion rats tried to get food but ran away from robogator, post lesion rats showed no fear response to robogator
  • Pre-amygdala lesion rats showed no fear response to robogator, post lesion rats tried to get food but ran away from robogator
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2. Which is the largest part of the amygdala in humans?

  • Basolateral cortex of the amygdala > Central nucleus of the amygdala
  • Basolateral cortex of the amygdala < Central nucleus of the amygdala
  • Neither, they are approximately the same size

3. What is the main concept of categorical theories of emotion?

  • The amount of arousal corresponds to which emotion from the innate selection of fear, sad, happy, anger, surprise, digust
  • Each emotion is a discrete, independent entity; with the innate basic emotions being fear, sad, anger, surprise, disgust, happiness.
  • Each emotion is a point represented on a 2D space dfined by the X axis of arousal (low-high) and valence (positive-negative emotions) E.g happy may share the same x as afraid but with differing valence (y)
  • Each emotion has an assigned physiological response, e.g happiness --> smiling = an increase in dopamine.

4. What is an emotion?

  • A reaction to an event that includes a combo of string feelings, behavioural dispositions and physiological responses
  • May be used as a synonym for affect, emotion is how the face displays psychological feelings to another
  • A prolonged state of feeling, with a differing scales of arousal
  • A predisposition to react in a certain way to an event or stimuli which induces a physiological response

5. What is the main concept of dimensional theories of emotion?

  • Each emotion has an assigned physiological response, e.g happiness --> smiling = an increase in dopamine.
  • Each emotion is a discrete, independent entity; with the innate basic emotions being fear, sad, anger, surprise, disgust, happiness.
  • Each emotion is a point represented on a 2D space dfined by the X axis of arousal (low-high) and valence (positive-negative emotions) E.g happy may share the same x as afraid but with differing valence (y)
  • The amount of arousal corresponds to which emotion from the innate selection of fear, sad, happy, anger, surprise, digust

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