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Neuroscience of affect: Brain mechanisms of pleasure and displeasure

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Affective neuroscience aims to understand how affect (pleasure or displeasure) is created by brains. Progress is aided by recognizing that affect has both objective and subjective features. Those dual aspects reflect that affective reactions are generated by neural mechanisms, selected in evolution based on their real (objective) consequences for genetic fitness. We review evidence for neural representation of pleasure in the brain (gained largely from neuroimaging studies), and evidence for ...

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10.1016/j.conb.2013.01.017

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Journal:
Current Opinion in Neurobiology
Volume:
23
Issue:
3
Pages:
294-303
Publication date:
2013-06-05
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EISSN:
1873-6882
ISSN:
0959-4388
URN:
uuid:030f9c56-d013-4b2b-be01-77f2e04c639e
Source identifiers:
406240
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pubs:406240

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