Comment: Affective Control of Action

Emotion Review 9 (4):345-348 (2017)
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Abstract

This commentary challenges Railton’s claim that the affective system is the key source of control of action. Whilst the affective system is important for understanding how acting for a reason is possible, we argue that there are many levels of control of action and adaptive behaviour and that the affective system is only one source of control. Such a model seems to be more in line with the emerging picture from affective and movement neuroscience.

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Gregor Hochstetter
Universität Tübingen
Hong Yu Wong
University Tübingen

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