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Emotion and affect


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School Nationell Forskarskola i Kognitionsvetenskap (SweCog)
Owner Annika Silvervarg
Homepage http://www.swecog.se/tidigareaktiviteter.shtml

The course is given by Skövde university and will require travels to Skövde.

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Course plan


The course provides an introductory, interdisciplinary overview of the multitude of existing theories and models of affective and emotional mechanisms in the cognitive sciences.


Perspectives addressed include the neurobiology of emotion, the relation between emotion and cognition, the role of emotion in social interaction, emotion in animals, and the possible roles of emotion in robots and in human-computer interaction.

Organisation and Schedule (preliminary)

Most of the course will be held April-June 2010. This will include approximately three days of seminars to be held in Skövde (or in connection with other SweCog meetings, e.g. the one in Umeå) and different types of student course work (literature study, written reports, oral presentations).


To be decided.


Tom Ziemke, tom.ziemke@his.se
Robert Lowe, robert.lowe@his.se


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Breazeal C. Emotion and sociable humanoid robots. International Journal of Human Computer Interaction 2003;59:119–55.

Craig AD. Interoception: The sense of the physiological condition of the body. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 2003;13(4):500–5.

Damasio AR. The feeling of what happens: Body, emotion and the making of consciousness. London: Vintage; 1999.

Damasio AR. Looking for Spinoza: Joy, sorrow and the feeling brain. Orlando, FL: Harcourt; 2003.

Fellous J-M, Arbib M, editors. Who needs emotions? The brain meets the robot. New York: Oxford University Press; 2005.

Panksepp J. Affective consciousness: Core emotional feelings in animals and humans. Consciousness and Cognition. 2005;14:30–80.

Pessoa L. On the relationship between emotion and cognition. Nature Reviews Neuroscience.

Phelps E. Emotion and cognition: Insights from studies of the human amygdala. Annual Review Psychology 2006;24(57):27–53.

Prinz JJ. Gut reactions–A perceptual theory of emotion. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2004.

Trappl R, Petta P, Payr S, editors. Emotions in humans and artifacts. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press; 2003.

Ziemke T, Lowe R. On the Role of Emotion in Embodied Cognitive Architectures. Cognitive Computation 2009;1(1):104-117

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