The Cambridge Handbook of Human Affective Neuroscience

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Jorge Armony, Patrik Vuilleumier
Cambridge University Press, Jan 21, 2013 - Psychology - 667 pages
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Neuroscientific research on emotion has developed dramatically over the past decade. The cognitive neuroscience of human emotion, which has emerged as the new and thriving area of "affective neuroscience," is rapidly rendering existing overviews of the field obsolete. This handbook provides a comprehensive, up-to-date, and authoritative survey of knowledge and topics investigated in this cutting-edge field. It covers a range of topics, from face and voice perception to pain and music, as well as social behaviors and decision making. The book considers and interrogates multiple research methods, among them brain imaging and physiology measurements, as well as methods used to evaluate behavior and genetics. Editors Jorge Armony and Patrik Vuilleumier have enlisted well-known and active researchers from more than twenty institutions across three continents, bringing geographic as well as methodological breadth to the collection. This timely volume will become a key reference work for researchers and students in the growing field of neuroscience.
 

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Contents

MEASURING EMOTIONAL RESPONSES
55
Efferent and Afferent Pathways of Autonomic Activity
82
Electro and MagnetoEncephalography in the Study of Emotion
107
Research
133
Lesion Studies in Affective Neuroscience
154
SECTION III EMOTION PERCEPTION AND ELICITATION
169
Visual Cues and Neural Mechanisms
198
Pain and the Emotional Responses to Noxious Stimuli
223
l7 Neural Mechanisms Underlying ValueBased Decision Making 4 01
401
EMOTIONAL LEARNING AND MEMORY
417
Contributions of Corticobasal Ganglia Circuits to Reward
444
The Effects of Emotional Content Emotional
465
SOCIAL EMOTIONS
489
Social Stress and Social Approach
509
Empathy from the Perspective of Social Neuroscience
533
INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN EMOTION
551

Examining Emotion Perception and Elicitation via Olfaction
241
The Tone of True Feelings 26 5
265
Emotion and Music
286
Cerebral Processing of Emotional Language
304
COGNITIVEEMOTION INTERACTIONS
329
TopDown Attention and the Processing of Emotional Stimuli
357
Emotion Regulation
375
Mapping Neurogenetic Mechanisms of Individual Differences in Affect
575
Sex Differences in Emotion
591
Development of Affective Circuitry
611
Linking Neural Mechanisms to Psychological Theory
635
Index
663
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Jorge Armony holds the Canada Research Chair in Affective Neuroscience in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. He is also a researcher at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and a member of the International Laboratory for Brain, Music, and Sound Research. Dr Armony's research focuses on the neural mechanisms of emotional processing across modalities, including the interactions of these mechanisms with other cognitive functions in healthy individuals as well as in patients suffering from psychiatric and neurological disorders.

Patrik Vuilleumier is a professor at the University of Geneva Medical School, where he leads the Laboratory for Neurology and Imaging of Cognition and directs the Geneva Neuroscience Center. Dr Vuilleumier was part of the interdisciplinary team that helped to shape the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research in Affective Sciences. Dr Vuilleumier's research focuses on the influence of emotion processing on perception, attention and action, using functional neuroimaging techniques and neuropsychological studies of brain-damaged patients.

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