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Emotion and Decision-making Explained

Edmund T. Rolls

Published in print October 2013 | ISBN: 9780199659890
Published online January 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191772078 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659890.001.0001
Emotion and Decision-making Explained

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What produces emotions? Why do we have emotions? How do we have emotions? Why do emotional states feel like something? What is the relation between emotion, and reward value, and subjective feelings of pleasure? How is the value of a good represented in the brain? Will neuroeconomics replace classical microeconomics? How does the brain implement decision-making? Are gene-defined rewards and emotions in the interests of the genes, and does rational multistep planning enable us to go beyond selfish genes to long-term plans and social contracts in the interests of the individual? This book seeks explanations of emotion and decision-making by considering these questions.

Keywords: emotion; decision-making; neuroscience; computational neuroscience; pleasure; neuroeconomics; economics; appetite; obesity; consciousness; free will; determinism; aesthetics; orbitofrontal cortex; cingulate cortex; amygdala

Book.  704 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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Decision-making mechanisms in Emotion and Decision-making Explained

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Neuroeconomics and decision-making in Emotion and Decision-making Explained

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