alexa What makes humanity humane.
Medicine

Medicine

Anatomy & Physiology: Current Research

Author(s): Pribram KH

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Scientific and popular lore have promulgated a connection between emotion and the limbic forebrain. However, there are a variety of structures that are considered limbic, and disagreement as to what is meant by "emotion". This essay traces the initial studies upon which the connection between emotion and the limbic forebrain was based and how subsequent experimental evidence led to confusion both with regard to brain systems and to the behaviors examined. In the process of sorting out the bases of the confusion the following rough outlines are sketched: 1) Motivation and emotion need to be distinguished. 2) Motivation and emotion are processed by the basal ganglia; motivation by the striatum and related structures, emotion by limbic basal ganglia: the amygdala and related structures. 3) The striatum processes activation of readiness, both behavioral and perceptual; the amygdala processes arousal, an intensive dimension that varies from interest to panic. 4) Activation of readiness deals with "what to do?" Arousal deals with novelty, with "what is it?" 5) Thus both motivation and emotion are the proactive aspects of representations, of memory: motivation, an activation of readiness; emotion, a processing of novelty, a departure from the familiar. 6) The hippocampal-cingulate circuit deals with efficiently relating emotion and motivation by establishing dispositions, attitudes. 7) The prefrontal cortex fine-tunes motivation, emotion and attitude when choices among complex or ambiguous circumstances are made.
This article was published in J Biomed Discov Collab and referenced in Anatomy & Physiology: Current Research

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

  • Seema Narayan
    A comparative study of the link between real exchange rate of ASEAN countries and fossil fuel prices
    PDF Version
  • Navinchandra G. Ashar
    Comparative study of techno-economic evaluation of the production of liquid Sulphur Di Oxide
    PDF Version
  • Wei Gong
    Wei Gong-Huazhong-University-of-Science-and-Technology-China-Probabilistic-seismic-hazard-assessment-for-the-pseudo-negative-stiffness-control-of- a-steel-base-isolated-building-A-comparative-study-
    PPT Version | PDF Version
  • Abdullah Altin
    Abdullah-Altin-Van-Yuzuncu-Yıl-University-Turkey-A-comparative-study-on-optimization-of-machining-parameters-by-turning-nickel-based-super-alloys-according-to-taguchi-method
    PPT Version | PDF Version
  • Nahla A El-Wakil
    Comparative study of enzymatic and chemical denaturation of wheat gluten and their cellulosic nanocomposites
    PPT Version | PDF Version
  • Krzysztof Wieczerzak
    A comparative transcriptome provides candidate genes for determination the cause of males infertility.
    PPT Version | PDF Version
  • Flavia Secco Tavares de Souza
    A Comparative Study Among Elective Conventional Surgery, Urgency/Emergency Conventional Approaching and Elective Videolaparoscopic Surgery on the Treatment of Hospitalized Patients at First Surgeric Clinic of Federal Hospital of Bonsucesso with a Diagnostic of Colorectal adenocarcinoma, between January 2010 and December 2012
    PPT Version | PDF Version
  • Rajendra K Ray
    Comparative Study And Improvement Of Shallow-Water Models
    PPT Version | PDF Version
  • Nisreen E. Mahmoud
    Parasitological and comparative pathological studies on monogenean infestation of cultured sea bream (Sparus aurata, Sparidae) in Egypt.
    PPT Version | PDF Version

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords