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Pleasure, the common currency of emotions


Ramirez, J. Martin and Cabanac, Michel (2003) Pleasure, the common currency of emotions. In Emotions Inside Out: 130 Years after Darwin’s The Expression of the Emotions in man and Animals. Annals New York Academy of Sciences (1000). New York Academy of Sciences, New York, pp. 293-295.

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Pleasure/displeasure is the common currency for accessing behavior in response to the various emotions; no emotion is hedonically indifferent. The hedonic dimension is what pathognomonically defines emotion. Pleasure thus makes emotion a motivating experience.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Emotion, Cognition, Pleasure, Anger, Experience, Expression
Subjects:Medical sciences > Psychology > Emotions and Aggresiveness
ID Code:9999
Deposited On:10 Mar 2011 10:13
Last Modified:08 Oct 2011 16:03

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