Emotion Explained

08/11/2013 08:17

Edmund Rolls - University of Oxford, Dept. of Experimental Psychology

At the beginning of his book, Rolls asks why it is that emotional states ‘feel like something’, and it is admitted that this is part of the larger problem of consciousness. His book looks at the interaction of emotions and cognitive states. Much of the argumentation of the book revolves round a framework of ‘rewards’ and ‘punishers’ A reward is something that animals, including humans, will work for, and a punisher is something they will work to avoid. [Read more] ...