TB9 P&C Lecture 1; Cognition and Emotion

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1. How does electromyography work (EMG) work?

  • Discriminates positive (zygomaticus muscle response) and negative (corrugator muscle response) emotions
  • Discriminates positive (corrugator muscle response) and negative (zygomaticus muscle response) emotions
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2. What is the role of the striatum (dopamine) pathway?

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

3. Which of these is NOT detected by a polygraph?

  • Lies and heart rate
  • Respiration rate
  • Galvanic skin response and skin conductance response
  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure

4. Which of these is NOT an autonomic response to emotion?

  • Galvanic skin response
  • Zygomaticus muscle response
  • Heart rate
  • Pupil dilation

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

  • Oxytocin
  • Dopamine
  • Serotonin
  • Epinephrine

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