TB9 P&C Lecture 1; Cognition and Emotion

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1. What is the role of the anterior cingulate cortex?

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

  • Anxious
  • Angry
  • Happy
  • Sad
  • Disgust

3. In a study of misattributed emotional states (Dutton & Aron, 1974), what was the main finding?

  • People interviewed on the high bridge (stressful situation) were signif less likely to call experimenter --> perceived as more attractive
  • People interviewed on the safe bridge (non stressful situation) were signif more likely to call experimenter --> perceived as less attractive
  • People interviewed on the high bridge (stressful situation) were signif more likely to call experimenter --> perceived as more attractive
  • People interviewed on the safe bridge (non stressful situation) were signif more likely to call experimenter --> perceived as more attractive

4. What is the role of the insula?

  • Rapid visual input from thalamus. Quickly detects threat prior to concious assessment.
  • Encoding disgust. Bodily sensations
  • Reinforcing behaviour (primary and secondary reinforcers)
  • 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.

5. Who proposed the 6 basic emotions?

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

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