The importance of inhibition in dynamical systems models of emotion and neurobiology

Julian F. Thayer, Richard D. Lane

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Lewis makes a compelling case for a dynamical systems approach to emotion and neurobiology. These models involve both excitatory and inhibitory processes. It appears that a critical role for inhibitory processes is implied but not emphasized in Lewis's model. We suggest that a greater understanding of inhibitory processes both at the psychological and neurobiological levels might further enhance Lewis's model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-219
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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