By Lisa Feldman Barrett PhD, PhD Paula M. Niedenthal, Piotr Winkielman PhD (Editors)
Proposing cutting-edge paintings at the awake and subconscious strategies inquisitive about emotion, this integrative quantity brings jointly prime psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers. conscientiously equipped, tightly edited chapters deal with such compelling questions as how physically responses give a contribution to wide awake adventure, no matter if "unconscious emotion" exists, how impact is transmitted from one individual to a different, and the way emotional responses are produced within the mind. Bringing a brand new point of coherence to strains of inquiry that frequently stay disparate, the booklet identifies key, cross-cutting rules and subject matters and units forth a cogent schedule for destiny examine.
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Finally, similar results were found when participants were asked to imagine fictitious persons (Vanman, Paul, Ito, & Miller, 1997) or to think about persons whose descriptions were designed to covertly resemble those of significant others participants liked or disliked (Andersen, Reznik, & Manzella, 1996). In sum, a sizable literature now demonstrates that when emotional events are simulated using imagery, and in the absence of the initial stimulus, individuals reenact or relive the emotions, or partial feelings of emotion, as indicated by a number of different measures of emotion.
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EMBODIED EMOTIONS MEDIATE COGNITIVE RESPONSES A growing body of research has demonstrated that embodied emotions influence cognitive responses to emotional information. In the following section, we present evidence of such an impact on stimulus identification, stimulus evaluation, and recall. Stimulus identification Neumann and Strack (2000, Experiment 1) instructed participants to indicate as quickly as possible whether adjectives presented on a computer screen were positive or negative. While performing the task, participants either pressed the palm of their nondominant hand on the top of the table (extension condition) or used their palm to pull up on the underside of the table (flexion condition).