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Decisional, Emotional, and Cognitive Systems

Gennaro Auletta

in Cognitive Biology

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199608485
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729539 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608485.003.0015
Decisional, Emotional, and Cognitive Systems

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Cerebral systems have proper procedures, which do not possess survival value (have no vital meaning). The concept of system turns out to be a sophistication of the notion of structure. As such a system does not need to be localized but can be distributed across several brain areas. Instead, functions (like behavior, learning, and memory) are (by definition) aimed at satisfying vital needs.

Keywords: system; structure; cognitive system; emotional system; decisional system; supplementary selection; behavior; learning; memory; mammal; play

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Subjects: Physics

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