Theories of Emotion

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Somatic Marker Hypothesis (Domasio) Stimuli produce...
body states. Body states produce feelings.
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Learning leads to the automatic formation of...
emotional brain states in response to specific stimuli, often without the body state.
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These emotional value codes (or somatic markers)
replace body states but help us predict outcomes. These predictions are used in decision making and possible also evaluations.
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Canon-Bard Theory: Emotion then Reaction
We feel emotional about things and then the body reacts. Emotional information is used to motivate body responses.
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Useful to explain...
slow delayed responses to cognitive signals of emotion (non automatic)
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Might be important in explaining...
emotional responses to art.
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emotional brain states in response to specific stimuli, often without the body state.

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Canon-Bard Theory: Emotion then Reaction

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