Download e-book for kindle: A Better Look at Intelligent Behavior: Cognition and Emotion by Frederic Perez-Alvarez, Carme Timoneda-Gallart

By Frederic Perez-Alvarez, Carme Timoneda-Gallart

ISBN-10: 1600217427

ISBN-13: 9781600217425

ISBN-10: 1606925202

ISBN-13: 9781606925201

The elemental goal of this booklet is to speak a brand new figuring out of human behaviour through making an allowance for how either cognition and emotion exist at a neurological point. Neurological facts can now clarify how cognition and emotion paintings interactively. which means every time the mind is mentally working, either cognition and emotion are operating. the ultimate final result of this inner job is/may be an exterior behaviour. during this feel, conversing, analyzing, studying, consuming, melancholy, nervousness, and so forth are all behaviours produced through primary neurological mechanisms we now have been conscious of because the Nineteen Nineties. The neurological facts relies on a number of equipment of analysis, one instance is the newest useful magnetic resonance in people. This publication provides a proof of ordinary functionality to be via a proof of dysfunctional behaviour.

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On hearing the noise, the mother and the mother's friend turn around. The exaggeratedly scared and bodily frightened mother shouts: What's up? The little boy starts crying. Then the mother's friend asks: why does he cry? She answers: he ran into something. Although all seems to make sense, apparently something is wrong. The little boy really cries due to his mother's shouting, but not to the fall. The mother's shouting happens as a nonreflexive unconscious overreactive-automatic behavior like a neurological reflex, presumably determined by the danger processing at amygdalar neurological level.

We count on some neurological foundation for resistant behavior. Neurological evidence points to the fact that painful feeling processing is given top priority. From animal experimentation, we know that "neutral" repetitive stimuli make the cortical activation decrease in intensity, which we know as habituation to the stimulus. However, repetitive stimuli, making cerebral areas associated with reward-punishment be active, provoke increasing neural activity in the involved cortical areas as the stimulus is administered again and again.

The mother's shouting happens as a nonreflexive unconscious overreactive-automatic behavior like a neurological reflex, presumably determined by the danger processing at amygdalar neurological level. Taking into account the little boy did not get hurt, the mother's behavior must be considered an overreacting behavior, a disproportional behavior in terms of cause-effect.. If so, her behavior must be considered basically a consequence of a highly over-sensitive felt internal condition (personal identity) coming from the experienced past, the little boy accident being just a triggering factor.

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