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Neuroscientists one step closer to understanding exactly how emotions activate our brains

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  • Study provides proof that emotions are processed in one area of the brain—and not different areas for different emotions.
  • Similarly to retinotopy (process of mapping images from the eye along brain neurons), the authors propose a new mechanism called emotionotopy.
  • This is an important step towards understanding exactly how emotions activate different areas in the brain.
  • Additionally, the study shows that it’s possible to predict brain activity using moment-by-moment scores of six basic emotions.
  • The study was based on a high-quality dataset from a project called studyforrest.

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