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Is reward an emotion?

  • Ralph Adolphs (a1)


The brain and emotion treats emotions as states elicited by reinforcers (reward or punishment), but it is unclear how this view can do justice to the diversity of emotions. It is also unclear how such a view distinguishes emotions from states such as hunger and thirst. A complementary approach to understanding emotions may begin by considering emotions as aspects of social cognition.


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Is reward an emotion?

  • Ralph Adolphs (a1)


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