Affect systems and neural systems
Journal/Book: Behav Brain Sci. 2000; 23: 40 West 20Th Street, New York, NY 10011-4211, USA. Cambridge Univ Press. 216+.
Abstract: The ''reward'' systems described by Rolls are systems for drive-reinforced associations of contact and distant stimuli and not for emotional behaviours. The neural systems delineated may be associated with distinct categories of ''affect,'' namely ''hedonic feelings,'' ''moods,'' and ''emotions.'' Awareness of these affects requires external perceptual as well as internal feedback. Levels of feedback in evolution and development suggest sensory qualia may not require language.
Note: Editorial Salzen EA, Univ Aberdeen, Dept Psychol, Univ London Kings Coll, Aberdeen AB24 2VUB, SCOTLAND