"[A]n outstanding book on current research on the neurobiology of emotion. Edited and authored by internationally recognized researchers, this book is an exceptionally valuable contribution to this field. The purpose, according to the editors, is to document the current understanding of how emotion is instantiated in the brain; and to encourage the cognitive neuroscientific study of emotion, which, they claim, has not until recently been studied within this framework. The intended audience is . . . workers in the fields of neuroscience, cognitive science, and psychology. It is also appropriate for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. . . . The chapters are written by well-known authors, such as Darnasio, Kolb, Ledoux, Trenel, Heilman, Davidson, among others. . . . This is an extremely valuable book on the neurological basis of emotion. Researchers as well as clinicians will, without a doubt, benefit from reading and referring to this book."--Doody's Electronic Journal
"Mostly American, with a few European and Canadian, neuroscientists demonstrate how the rather messy topic of emotion can be studied within their discipline without compromising its scientific principles and practices. They cover the process of emotion generation, the functions of the amygdala, the conscious experience of emotion, and emotion regulation and dysfunction. They also review recent findings from the neuro-anatomical study of rats and non-human primates. The collection is intended as an introduction for practitioners and graduate and undergraduate students of neuroscience, cognitive science, or psychology."--SciTech Book News
About the Author
Richard D. Lane and Lynn Nadel are both at University of Arizona.