Consciousness & Emotion: Agency, Conscious Choice, and Selective Perception

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Ralph D. Ellis, Natika Newton
John Benjamins Publishing, 2005 - Psychology - 330 pages
The papers in this volume of Consciousness & Emotion Book Series are organized around the theme of "enaction." Enactive emotional processes are not merely the recipients of information or the passive victims of input and learning. The organism first is engaged in an ongoing, complex pattern of self-organizational activity, for the purpose of maintaining a dynamical continuity of pattern across changes of subserving micro-constituents and environmental conditions, making use of multiple shunt mechanisms, feedback loops, and other complex dynamical features. Self-organizational structure is used to distinguish between action and mere reaction. Accordingly, the papers of this volume by leading students of emotion such as Jaak Panksepp, Luc Ciompi, Thomas Natsoulas, Farzaneh Pahlavan, Michela Balconi, Todd Lubart, Louise Sundararajan, Jordan Petersen and others address three main issues:
I. Emotional influences on perception and thought
II. Agency and choice
III. Agency and moral value

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Contents

Complementary
23
Thomas Natsoulas schubertcs rochester
49
Negative affective states effects on perception of affective pictures
57
Affective and immune system influences
81
George F R Ellis Todd Lubart
114
An eventrelated potentials
121
Phenomenal consciousness sense impressions and the logic
137
Exposing the covert agent
157
And the relationship between the two
181
Anticipatory consciousness Libets veto and a closeenough theory
197
Freuds phenomenology of the emotions
217
A taxonomy with
243
Moral concept mastery and the phenomenology
287
The Varieties of Religious Experience considered from the perspective
303
Index
327
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