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  • Thomas Zoëga Ramsøy
    FYI Dear Dr. Rams?y, Below please find the abstract, keywords, and a link to the full text of the forthcoming BBS target article: Bridging emotion theory and
    Message 1 of 1 , May 29, 2004

      Dear Dr. Rams?y,

      Below please find the abstract, keywords, and a link to the full text
      of the forthcoming BBS target article:

      Bridging emotion theory and neurobiology
      through dynamic system modeling

      Marc D. Lewis

      This article has been accepted for publication in Behavioral and
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      Bridging emotion theory and neurobiology through dynamic
      system modeling

      Marc D. Lewis, University of Toronto

      ABSTRACT: Efforts to bridge emotion theory with neurobiology can be
      facilitated by dynamic systems modeling. Dynamic systems principles
      stipulate higher-order wholes emerging from lower-order constituents
      through bidirectional causal processes?offering a common language for
      psychological and neurobiological models. After identifying some
      limitations of mainstream emotion theory, I apply dynamic systems
      principles to emotion-cognition relations. A psychological model of
      self-organizing emotion-appraisal states is then proposed, based on
      this reconceptualization. Next, neural structures and functions
      underpinning emotion and appraisal processes are reviewed, and
      dynamical mechanisms for integrating them are presented in detail.
      Finally, the psychological model is revised according to explicit
      correspondences between psychological and neural events.

      KEYWORDS: appraisal, bidirectional causality, cognition, dynamic
      systems, emotion, neurobiology, part-whole relations,

      FULL TEXT: http://www.bbsonline.org/Preprints/Lewis-01212003/Referees/


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      Thomas Zoëga Ramsøy
      *** Neuropsychologist, Ph.d. student

      Homepage: www.ramsoy.dk
      E-mail: thomasr@...

      Managing Editor
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