Motivation, Emotion, and Goal Direction in Neural Networks


The articles gathered in this volume represent examples of a unique approach to the study of mental phenomena: a blend of theory and experiment, informed not just by easily measurable laboratory data but also by human introspection. Subjects such as approach and avoidance, desire and fear, and novelty and habit are studied as natural events that may not exactly correspond to, but at least correlate with, some (known or unknown) electrical and chemical events in the brain.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Paschal N. Strong
  • Stephen Grossberg
  • Daniel Levine
  • Nestor Schmajuk
  • E. James Kehoe
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Hillsdale, NJ
Publication year:
  • 1992