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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
Journal:
Current opinion in neurobiology More from this journal
Volume:
23
Issue:
3
Pages:
294-303
Publication date:
2013-06-01
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EISSN:
1873-6882
ISSN:
0959-4388
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:384179
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uuid:91f70c14-feb3-42e9-9521-114eebaad39b
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pubs:384179
Source identifiers:
384179
Deposit date:
2013-11-17

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