On the behavioural interpretation of neurophysiological observation
Journal/Book: Behav Brain Sci. 2000; 23: 40 West 20Th Street, New York, NY 10011-4211, USA. Cambridge Univ Press. 209+.
Abstract: Examples of terror generated by an aircraft disaster of human courtship behaviour, and of the application of laboratory techniques to the commercial training of animals suggest (1) that emotion is simply the subjective counterpart of (objective) motivation (so that separate brain mechanisms would be an embarrassment) and (2) the apparent involvement of reward and punishment is a consequence of the excessively narrow range of experimental procedures used and has no foundation in the design of the brain.
Note: Editorial Laming DRJ, Univ Cambridge, Dept Expt Psychol, Downing St, Cambridge CB2 3EB, ENGLAND