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Volume 1 Issue 11, November 2022

In this Perspective, Lindquist et al. suggest that emotions are underpinned by neural mechanisms linked to physiological and action regulation, but discrete emotion categories are cultural artefacts that evolved through social transmission.

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  • Debates about human emotion traditionally pit biological and cultural influences against one another. In this Perspective, Lindquist et al. suggest that emotions are underpinned by neural mechanisms linked to physiological and action regulation, but discrete emotion categories are cultural artefacts that evolved through social transmission.

    • Kristen A. Lindquist
    • Joshua Conrad Jackson
    • Maria Gendron

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