Neural Perspectives on Emotion-Cognition Interactions

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The present review focuses on factors influencing enhancing and impairing effects of emotion on cognition, with an emphasis on the associated neural mechanisms. First, we discuss evidence on opposing effects of emotion within the same and across different cognitive processes. Then, we discuss opposing effects of emotion in the response to stressors. Third, we discuss evidence linking these opposing effects in a clinical group (PTSD), where they are both exacerbated and deleterious. Finally, we also compare opposing effects of emotion across groups with contrasting emotional biases: healthy aging (positive bias) and depression (negative bias). These issues are important for understanding mechanisms of emotion-cognition interactions in healthy functioning and in psychopathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780128216361
ISBN (Print)9780128196410
StatePublished - Sep 1 2021


  • Affective disturbances
  • Attention
  • Cognitive aging
  • Emotion perception
  • Emotion regulation
  • Emotional distraction
  • Emotional memory
  • Stress
  • Working memory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Neuroscience


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