The Physiology of Emotions

  • P. V. Simonov
Part of the Emotions, Personality, and Psychotherapy book series (EPPS)


Our purpose here is to review all the physiological changes accompanying the emotions of man and the higher animals that have been studied thus far. Such reviews are easy to find in the literature (for example, see Lindsley, 1951). We will consider only the changes in those physiological functions, the dynamics and mechanisms of which have become more clear due to the information theory.


Emotional Stress Theta Rhythm Alpha Rhythm Auditory Threshold Heart Contraction 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. V. Simonov
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  1. 1.Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and PhysiologyAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscowUSSR

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