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Frontiers | Emotion regulation, attention to emotion, and the ventral attentional network | Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Accounts of the effect of emotional information on behavioral response and current models of emotion regulation are based on two opposed but interacting processes: automatic bottom-up processes (triggered by emotionally arousing stimuli) and top-down control processes (mapped to prefrontal cortical areas). Data on the existence of a third attentional network operating without recourse to limited-capacity processes but influencing response raise the issue of how it is integrated in emotion regulation. We summarize here data from attention to emotion, voluntary emotion regulation, and on the origin of biases against negative content suggesting that the ventral network is modulated by exposure to emotional stimuli when the task does not constrain the handling of emotional content. In the parietal lobes, preferential activation of ventral areas associated with “bottom-up” attention by ventral network theorists is strongest in studies of cognitive reappraisal. In conditions when no explicit instruction is given to change one's response to emotional stimuli, control of emotionally arousing stimuli is observed without concomitant activation of the dorsal attentional network, replaced by a shift of activation toward ventral areas. In contrast, in studies where emotional stimuli are placed in the role of distracter, the observed deactivation of these ventral semantic association areas is consistent with the existence of proactive control on the role emotional representations are allowed to take in generating response. It is here argued that attentional orienting mechanisms located in the ventral network constitute an intermediate kind of process, with features only partially in common with effortful and automatic processes, which plays an important role in handling emotion by conveying the influence of semantic networks, with which the ventral network is co-localized. Current neuroimaging work in emotion regulation has neglected this system by focusing on a bottom-up/top-down dichotomy of attentional control.
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A sociologist's unsettling 'post-emotional' theory - Business Insider

A sociologist's unsettling 'post-emotional' theory - Business Insider | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
A barrage of manipulation from every corner of culture.
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Discover Interview: Jaak Panksepp Pinned Down Humanity's 7 Primal Emotions | DiscoverMagazine.com

Discover Interview: Jaak Panksepp Pinned Down Humanity's 7 Primal Emotions | DiscoverMagazine.com | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Panksepp’s work has led him to conclude that basic emotion emerges not from the cerebral cortex, associated with complex thought in humans, but from deep, ancient brain structures, including the amygdala and the hypothalamus. Those findings may show how talk therapy can filter down from the cortex to alter the recesses of the mind. But Panksepp says his real goal is pushing cures up from below. His first therapeutic effort will use deep brain stimulation in the ancient neural networks he has charted to counteract depression. Panksepp recently sat down with DISCOVER executive editor Pamela Weintraub at the magazine’s offices in New York City to explain his iconoclastic take on emotion. His new book, The Archaeology of Mind: Neuroevolutionary Origins of Human Emotion, will be published in July.
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10 Ways Our Minds Warp Time — PsyBlog

10 Ways Our Minds Warp Time — PsyBlog | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Our experience of time is flexible; it depends on attention, motivation, the emotions and more.
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Mapping How Emotions Manifest in the Body

Mapping How Emotions Manifest in the Body | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Across cultures, people feel increased activity in different parts of the body as their mental state changes.
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Can you teach grit?

Can you teach grit? | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Can you teach grit? The research has teachers abuzz about this term. Let's explore and learn how to teach it and talk about it.

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One of things I've learned about motivation is about intrinsic rewards over extrinsic rewards. as having more impact on grit-like qualities in people. When you are only focusing on your own interests, rather than what you will get from others (they will always disappoint), you are more willing to take risks to achieve the goals. Your goals are more important to you. some research even suggests that extrinsic rewards take away power of your intrinsic rewards. This may be the true danger of "selling out", something that is not necessarily a sign of immaturity but an insight into the relationships of intrinsic rewards to extrinsic rewards and autonomy. 

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One of things I've learned about motivation is about intrinsic rewards over extrinsic rewards. as having more impact on grit-like qualities in people. When you are only focusing on your own interests, rather than what you will get from others (they will always disappoint), you are more willing to take risks to achieve the goals. Your goals are more important to you. Some research even suggests that extrinsic rewards take away power of your intrinsic rewards. This may be the true danger of "selling out", something that is not necessarily a sign of immaturity but an insight into the relationships of intrinsic rewards to extrinsic rewards and autonomy. I think this is the key to developing "grit". Grit is that constellation of resilience skills and factors drawn on to achieve your goals. <br>
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Game developer focuses on social emotional learning (podcast) - CNET

Game developer focuses on social emotional learning (podcast) - CNET | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Game developer focuses on social emotional learning (podcast) CNET Trip Hawkins, the founder of Electronic Arts and EA Sports, is turning his attention to social emotional learning with a new game to help 6- to 12-year-olds develop social skills...
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There are at least 216 foreign words for positive emotional states and concepts that we don't have in English

There are at least 216 foreign words for positive emotional states and concepts that we don't have in English | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

Lomas' method was to trawl websites devoted to "untranslatable words" (i.e. words that don't have a single corresponding word in English), then to do some googling and finally to consult colleagues and students. This way he ended up with a list of 216 untranslatable words for positive emotional states and concepts. To find approximate English definitions of the words he used online dictionaries and academic references. Here are some examples of the untranslatable positive words that Lomas has organised into three main categories:

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New Study Reveals for the First Time: How Emotions...

New Study Reveals for the First Time: How Emotions... | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
New Study Reveals for the First Time: How Emotions Influence Learning and Memory Processes in the Brain A groundbreaking new study at the University of Haifa has found for the first time that emotions...
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Types of Depression and Sadness - Symptoms - Depression

Types of Depression and Sadness - Symptoms - Depression | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Everyone will have their unique version of how they experience the many shades of blue.  It just goes to show you that we are all on a continuum of experiencing human emotion.   There isn't just one type of sadness.  I am most interested in your particular varieties of depression. 
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Unprepared

Unprepared | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
As the school year winds down and many parents of high school seniors prepare to send their kids off to college in the fall, Slate wanted to share one father’s experience of coming to terms with this next chapter in parenthood.
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Changing expectations and rising inequality make today's best marriages better than ever, while undermining today's average marriages

Changing expectations and rising inequality make today's best marriages better than ever, while undermining today's average marriages | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Today Americans are looking to their marriages to fulfill different goals than in the past - and although the fulfillment of these goals requires especially large investments of time and energy...
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