Edmund T. Rolls
The Brain and Emotion

Brain and Emotion

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The Brain and Emotion
Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-852463-3

In The Brain and Emotion, Edmund Rolls provides a modern neuroscience-based approach to understanding the brain mechanisms involved in emotion, and motivated behaviours such as hunger, thirst, sexual behaviour and addiction. Rolls links his analysis of the neural structures and mechanisms of emotion and motivation to a wider consideration of what emotions are, how they evolved, and why emotional and motivational feelings - and ultimately consciousness itself - might arise in the brain.

"...its real strength becomes apparent in the detailed analyses of the roles of the amygdala and orbitofrontal cortex in processing rewards and punishments, and in the description of the basal ganglia as an output system for emotional and motivational behaviour...the reader who is seeking a deep understanding of the function of the frontal cortex and basal ganglia need look no further." -Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 7
"...Professor Edmund Rolls is an eminent neuroscientist who has performed meticulous research investigating the central mechanisms of feeding in primates.." Behaviour Research and Therapy