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Physiological feelings.
Pace-Schott, Edward F.; Amole, Marlissa C.; Aue, Tatjana et al.
2019In Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 103, p. 267-304
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Keywords :
Autonomic nervous system; Emotion; Emotion regulation; Feelings; Insula; Interoception; Somatic markers
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[en] The role of peripheral physiology in the experience of emotion has been debated since the 19th century following the seminal proposal by William James that somatic responses to stimuli determine subjective emotion. Subsequent views have integrated the forebrain's ability to initiate, represent and simulate such physiological events. Modern affective neuroscience envisions an interacting network of "bottom-up" and "top-down" signaling in which the peripheral (PNS) and central nervous systems both receive and generate the experience of emotion. "Feelings" serves as a term for the perception of these physical changes whether emanating from actual somatic events or from the brain's representation of such. "Interoception" has come to represent the brain's receipt and representation of these actual and "virtual" somatic changes that may or may not enter conscious awareness but, nonetheless, influence feelings. Such information can originate from diverse sources including endocrine, immune and gastrointestinal systems as well as the PNS. We here examine physiological feelings from diverse perspectives including current and historical theories, evolution, neuroanatomy and physiology, development, regulatory processes, pathology and linguistics.
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Pace-Schott, Edward F.
Amole, Marlissa C.
Aue, Tatjana
Balconi, Michela
Bylsma, Lauren M.
Critchley, Hugo
Demaree, Heath A.
Friedman, Bruce H.
Gooding, Anne Elizabeth Kotynski
Gosseries, Olivia  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Consciousness-Coma Science Group
Jovanovic, Tanja
Kirby, Lauren A. J.
Kozlowska, Kasia
Laureys, Steven  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Consciousness-Coma Science Group
Lowe, Leroy
Magee, Kelsey
Marin, Marie-France
Merner, Amanda R.
Robinson, Jennifer L.
Smith, Robert C.
Spangler, Derek P.
Van Overveld, Mark
VanElzakker, Michael B.
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Physiological feelings.
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Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
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Elsevier, United Kingdom
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