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Author Colombetti, Giovanna ♦ Thompson, Evan
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Enacting Emotional Interpretation ♦ Motor Process ♦ Psychological Level ♦ Appraisal-emotion Interaction ♦ Dynamic Sensorimotor Approach ♦ Emotional Interpretation ♦ Analogous Way ♦ Sensory One ♦ Clear-cut Distinction ♦ Emotion-appraisal Amalgam ♦ Complex Microdevelopment ♦ Target Article ♦ Appraisal Constituent ♦ Neural Level ♦ Promising Research Program ♦ Common Coding
Abstract Abstract: This commentary makes three points: (1) There may be no clear-cut distinction between emotion and appraisal “constituents ” at neural and psychological levels. (2) The microdevelopment of an emotional interpretation contains a complex microdevelopment of affect. (3) Neurophenomenology is a promising research program for testing Lewis’s hypotheses about the neurodynamics of emotion-appraisal amalgams. One way to think about Lewis’s portrayal of appraisal-emotion interactions is by comparison with dynamic sensorimotor approaches to perception and action (Varela et al. 1991; O’Regan & Noë 2001; Hurley & Noë 2003). According to these approaches, perception is as much a motor process as a sensory one. At the neural level, there is “common coding ” of sensory and motor processes (e.g., Prinz 1997; Rizzolatti et al. 1997). At the psychological level, action and perception are not simply instrumentally related, as means-to-end, but are constitutively interdependent (Hurley 1998). These and other findings can be described by saying that perception is enactive: it is a kind of action (Varela et al. 1991; Noë 2004). Lewis’s target article can be read as presenting a logically analogous way of
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