Understanding emotion: Lessons from anxiety: lessons from anxiety

Kate S Button, Glyn Lewis, Marcus R. Munafo

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We agree that conceptualisation is key in understanding the brain basis of emotion. We argue that by conflating facial emotion recognition with subjective emotion experience, Lindquist et al. understate the importance of biological predisposition in emotion. We use examples from the anxiety disorders to illustrate the distinction between these two phenomena, emphasising the importance of both emotional hardware and contextual learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145
Number of pages1
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

Structured keywords

  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Tobacco and Alcohol


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