Re: [evol-psych] Amygdala and emotion
- I might suggest the following articles:Ross ED, Homan RW, Buck R: Differential hemispheric lateralization of
primary and social emotions: Implications for developing a comprehensive
neurology for emotions, repression and the subconscious.
Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, and Behavioral Neurology 7:1-19, 1994.
Ross ED: Hemispheric specialization for emotions, affective aspects of
language and communication and the cognitive control of display
behaviors in humans. Progress in Brain Research 107:583-594, 1996.Roger A. Brumback, M.D.
David Ross Boyd Professor and Interim Chairman
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FAX (405) 271-2568e-mail: roger-brumback@...----- Original Message -----From: William BeemanSent: Wednesday, June 28, 2000 5:39 PMSubject: [evol-psych] Amygdala and emotionGreetings,
I'm an anthropologist trying to educate myself on some recent trends in neurology and cognition. I have now encountered quite a lot of material about the amygdala and its supposed role in the governing of emotion. The problem for me is that there seems to be very little discussion of how this actually works. If there is going to be an endocrinal mechanism underlying emotional response, it would be helpful for me to get some background on the neuro-physiology of the whole matter. Can anyone lend a hand and provide me with a brief account of this mechanism, or refer me to an explanation in print?
If this question is just too, too elementary for this list, perhaps some kind soul could email me off line.
Bill BeemanWilliam O. BeemanDepartment of AnthropologyBrown UniversityProvidence, RI 02912USATel: (401) 863-3251; Fax: (401) 863-7588email: William_Beeman@...