How Do Emotions Work?. By : Jonathan. “An effective state of consciousness in which joy, sorrow, fear, hate, or the like, is experienced, as distinguished” (dictionary.com) Basically, a feeling of happiness, sadness, fearfulness, anger, etc. What Is An Emotion?.
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“An effective state of consciousness in which joy, sorrow, fear, hate, or the like, is experienced, as distinguished” (dictionary.com)
What Is An Emotion?
Main role is to identify and process the information of the stimulus (1, 5)
Organizes and controls complex emotions and the states of motivation (2, 4)
This area is where dopamine-secreting neurons, dopamine receptors, and dopamine pathways are located (1, 2)
The thalamus’s nuclei are connected with other parts of the limbic system
Example: You are standing in the middle of a quiet road. Suddenly, you see the headlights of a car and feel worried about being in its path. You are compelled to move out of the way to avoid being hit. How was your feeling of worry created and why did you move out of the way?How Everything Works Together