Massachusetts Institute for Technology

MIT: MIT 9.00SC – Lecture 15

Lecture 15: Emotion and Motivation

How are you feeling right now? What is the neural basis for the different types of emotions we feel throughout our lives? In this lecture, we will discuss the components of emotion, the ways in which we express emotion, and the parts of the brain that are in involved in emotional processing, regulation, and perception.


  1. Studying Emotion: History and Overview
  2. Peripheral Bodily Events Influencing Emotion
  3. Universality of Emotions
  4. Brain Basis of Emotions
  5. Brain Imaging, Gender Differences, and Emotion

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