The brain circuitry underlying emotion includes several territories of the prefrontal cortex (PFC), the amygdala, hippocampus, anterior cingulate, and related structures. In general, the PFC represents emotion in the absence of immediately present incentives and thus plays a crucial role in the anticipation of the future affective consequences of action, as well as in the persistence of emotion following the offset of an elicitor. The functions of the other structures in this circuit are also considered. Individual differences in this circuitry are reviewed, with an emphasis on asymmetries within the PFC and activation of the amygdala as 2 key components of affective style. These individual differences are related to both behavioral and biological variables associated with affective style and emotion regulation. Plasticity in this circuitry and its implications for transforming emotion and cultivating positive affect and resilience are considered.
Affective style, psychopathology, and resilience: Brain mechanisms and plasticity.
Short Title: Affective style, psychopathology, and resilience
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2000
Sources ID: 21727
Zotero Collections: Contexts of Contemplation Project, Contemplation by Applied Subject, Neuroscience and Contemplation, Science and Contemplation
Contexts of Contemplation Project
Neuroscience and Contemplation
Science and Contemplation