Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture

Emotions Conference 2016 (5 of 20) | Jocelyne Bachevalier | Brain Mechanisms in  Emotion Regulation

Episode Summary

Emotions Conference 2016 (5 of 20) | Jocelyne Bachevalier | Brain Mechanisms in  Emotion Regulation

Episode Notes

Regulation of emotion is important for adaptive social functioning and mental well-being.  It involves the ability to inhibit or modulate primary emotions to produce contextually appropriate emotions and behaviors. The neural networks underlying this regulatory process will be reviewed and discussed.  Particularly, interactions between the hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex are becoming of major interest in understanding the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, and depression. (February 11, 2016)