Chapter 7: Physiological Measures of Emotion

Chapter 7 Learning Objectives

  • Compare and contrast the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) with the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS).
  • Which physiological measures are pure measures of SNS activity?
  • Which physiological measures are pure measures of PNS activity?
  • Compare and contrast the EEG with PET/fMRI scans.
  • Which measures provide evidence of valence?
  • Which measures provide evidence of arousal?
  • What are problems and potential solutions to consider when measuring ANS activity?
  • Compare and contrast the locationist and one-network models of the brain. Which modern theories would support the locationist view? the one-network view?
  • Compare and contrast the right hemisphere hypothesis, valence hypothesis, and the approach-withdrawal hypothesis.
  • How are brain structures and brain networks linked to certain emotions?
  • How many dimensions underlie physiological measures?

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