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Emotion and Decision-making Explained

Edmund T. Rolls


What produces emotions? Why do we have emotions? How do we have emotions? Why do emotional states feel like something? What is the relation between emotion, and reward value, and subjective feelings of pleasure? How is the value of a good represented in the brain? Will neuroeconomics replace classical microeconomics? How does the brain implement decision-making? Are gene-defined rewards and emotions in the interests of the genes, and does rational multistep planning enable us to go beyond selfish genes to long-term plans and social contracts in the interests of the individual? This book seeks ... More

Keywords: emotion, decision-making, neuroscience, computational neuroscience, pleasure, neuroeconomics, economics, appetite, obesity, consciousness, free will, determinism, aesthetics, orbitofrontal cortex, cingulate cortex, amygdala

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199659890
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659890.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edmund T. Rolls, author
Oxford Centre for Computational Neuroscience, Oxford, UK