Acta Analytica 28 (2):179-187 (2013)
|Abstract||Looking at a person’s expression is a good way of telling what she feels—what emotions she has. Why is that? Is it because we see her emotion, or is it because we infer her mental state from her expression? My claim is that there is a sense in which we do see the person’s emotion. I first argue that expressions are physical events that carry information about the emotions that produce them. I then examine evidence suggesting that specific brain areas and structures are involved in the process that extracts such information and makes it available in the content of visual experience. I consider only what happens in early stages of visual processing and make no claim about the role of simulation and empathy|
|Keywords||Emotion Expression Visual experience Information Visual system|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Edoardo Zamuner (2011). A Theory of Affect Perception. Mind and Language 26 (4):436-451.
Mikko Salmela (2011). Can Emotion Be Modelled on Perception? Dialectica 65 (1):1-29.
L. M. Vaina (1990). What and Where in the Human Visual System: Two Hierarchies of Visual Modules. Synthese 83 (1):49-91.
Rainer Reisenzein (2009). Emotions as Metarepresentational States of Mind: Naturalizing the Belief-Desire Theory of Emotion. Cognitive Systems Research 10:6-20.
Edoardo Zamuner (2008). “Face Value. Perception and Knowledge Others’ Happiness”. In Lisa Bortolotti (ed.), The Philosophy of Happiness. Palgrave.
Dorothea Debus (2007). Being Emotional About the Past: On the Nature and Role of Past-Directed Emotions. Noûs 41 (4):758-779.
Rainer Reisenzein & Martin Junge (2012). Language and Emotion From the Perspective of the Computational Belief-Desire Theory of Emotion. In Dynamicity in Emotion Concepts.
Petra Stoerig & Stephan Brandt (1993). The Visual System and Levels of Perception: Properties of Neuromental Organization. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 14 (2).
Edoardo Zamuner & Julian Kiverstein (forthcoming). “Could Embodied Simulation Be a By-Product of Emotion Perception?”. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
Jean Bullier (1999). Visual Perception is Too Fast to Be Impenetrable to Cognition. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (3):370-370.
Lisa Damm (2011). Self-Deception About Emotion. Southern Journal of Philosophy 49 (3):254-270.
Eric R. Kandel (2011). The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain: From Vienna 1900 to the Present. Random House.
Christy Mag Uidhir (2012). Getting Emotional Over Contours: Response to Seeley. Essays in Philosophy 13 (2):518-521.
Anthony P. Atkinson (2001). Emotion-Specific Clues to the Neural Substrate of Empathy. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (1):22-23.
Added to index2012-02-23
Total downloads19 ( #64,338 of 549,049 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #63,185 of 549,049 )
How can I increase my downloads?