Affective Functions (Emotion, Mood, Feeling)

  • C. Loeb
  • G. F. Poggio
Part of the Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology book series (ADVSANAT, volume 166)


“Passions,” or more specifically the so-called affective functions (McHugh’s affective realm) (McHugh and Slavney 1998), up to the 1930s were thought to differ from mental functions proper, thus bearing no relationship whatsoever to cerebral activity.


Prefrontal Cortex Cerebral Blood Flow Orbitofrontal Cortex White Matter Hyperintensity Bipolar Depression 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Loeb
    • 1
  • G. F. Poggio
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento Scienze Neurologiche e della VisioneUniversitä di GenovaGenovaItaly
  2. 2.Mind/Brain InstituteJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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