25 March 2014
Emotion. Pleasure and pain in the brain
Emotions are central to art and an intrinsic part of what makes us human; they underpin how we feel about ourselves, and our interactions with others.
Emotion presents the fundamental principles of the neural mechanisms underlying emotional processing as well as reviewing our current scientific understanding of pleasure and emotion. His latest book takes the reader from everyday conceptions of pleasure and emotion through to the latest insights into the nature and functions of emotions at the interface of psychology and neuroscience, before exploring topics such as the nature of subjective experience and future possibilities including emotions in silico.
Professor Morten L. Kringelbach is interested in understanding the functional neuroanatomy of pleasure in its many forms using a range of behavioural, neuroimaging, neurosurgical and computational methods.
He is the Director of Hedonia: Trygfonden Research Group, a unique transnational research collaboration between Oxford and Aarhus universities.