PSYC18H3 Chapter 5: Chapter 5 notes

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William james: changed thought of where emotions come from, instead of from the mindhe claims that emotions is felt from experiences of the body, each emotion has a distinct physical reverberation by the autonomic nervous sytem. helps restorative processes: reduce heart rate and blood pressure. Essential in sex, increases blood flow to clitoris or penis. Increase digestive processes: regulate saliva and tear glands. Incorporates 2 parts of the spinal cord: vagus nerve (top of spinal cord) and sacral region (near the bottom of the cord) Cannons critique of autonomic specificity: argued, bodily changes produce by brain, not all things come from sympathetic nervous system. E. g, arousal response, require hormone adrenaline (not produced in sympathetic part of the nervous system) release of this, known to induce the 3 f"s: fight, flight, and fuck (sexual behaviour: autonomic response system is not specific enough to account for specific emotions.

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