TB9 P&C Lecture 1; Cognition and Emotion

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1. Which of these is not a key aspect of emotion?

  • Covert expressions of emotion such as galvanic skin response and zygomaticus reflex
  • Physiological components e.g body states
  • Overt expressions of emotion e.g smiles, frown, grief to communicate with others
  • Cognitive components of concious experience (and unconcious)
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2. What is the role of the Orbitofrontal cortex?

  • Encoding disgust. Bodily sensations
  • Processing emotional aspects of pain. Detecting errors which evoke negative emotions e.g anger & frustration to avoid in future. Emotional conflict.
  • Computing variable motivational values of rewards. Computing regret if reward is less than what we hoped.
  • Rapid visual input from thalamus. Quickly detects threat prior to concious assessment.
  • Reinforcing behaviour (primary and secondary reinforcers)

3. Who proposed the 6 basic emotions?

  • Cannon-bard
  • Ekman
  • James-Lange
  • Binet

4. Which of these is not a critical brain structure in emotion processing?

  • Insula
  • Striatum (dopamine) pathway
  • Anterior cingulate cortex
  • Default mode network
  • Prefrontal cortex
  • Amygdala

5. ____ is released through the striatum to the cortex?

  • Dopamine
  • Oxytocin
  • Epinephrine
  • Serotonin


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