Cognitive Control: Social Evolution and Emotional Regulation

Topics in Cognitive Science 3 (2):238-241 (2011)
Abstract
This commentary argues that theories of cognitive control risk being incomplete unless they incorporate social/emotional factors. Social factors very likely played a critical role in the evolution of human cognitive control abilities, and emotional states are the primary regulatory mechanisms of cognitive control.
Keywords Emotional regulation  Attentional biasing  Social complexity  Componential
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DOI 10.1111/j.1756-8765.2011.01131.x
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