Handbook of Affect and Social Cognition

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The Interaction of Affect and Cognition:
A Neurobiological Perspective
Ralph Adolphs
Antonio R. Damasio
The University of Iowa
Department of Neurology
Division of Cognitive Neuroscience Iowa City, Iowa
Cognitive Affect28
Affective Modulation of Memory, Attention, and Decision Making in Animals30
Affect Modulates Declarative Memory33
Affect Modulates Decision Making37
Affect and Social Judgment40
Conclusions43
Acknowledgments45
References45

Address for reply: Ralph Adolphs, Department of Neurology, University Hospitals and Clinics, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA. Electronic mail: ralph-adolphs@uiowa.edu

Although emotion and cognition have sometimes been viewed as two distinct components of human psychology (Zajonc, 1980; Zajonc & Kunst-Wilson, 1980), findings from animals and humans strongly support a modified view, in which emotion is an integral attribute of cognition. In fact, there is now good evidence that emotion modulates information processing in domains ranging from memory to reasoning to decision making. Not only does

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