Journal of Biomedical and Sustainable Healthcare Applications

A Review of Emotions, Behavior and Cognition

Journal of Biomedical and Sustainable Healthcare Applications

Received On : 18 May 2022

Revised On : 08 October 2022

Accepted On : 02 December 2022

Published On : 05 July 2023

Volume 03, Issue 02

Pages : 165-176


The American Psychological Association defines "any transient emotional state, typically characterized by moderate intensity." Moods are differentiated from emotions by their non-provocative nature and their potential to emerge spontaneously. Anger can be triggered by various factors; such as insults or even arise without any discernible cause. The complete definition of emotions remains elusive. The investigation of our emotional constitution remains a subject of considerable scholarly interest, as numerous academics propose divergent theories to account for this phenomenon. However, there exists a significant amount of data to analyze when examining the topic. There has been a growing interest within the field of neuroscience regarding the neurological foundations of human emotion, which has been largely driven by advancements in functional neuroimaging techniques. The investigation into the interplay between emotions and other cognitive processes in the brain, such as attention, memory, and reasoning, is gaining increasing significance. The primary focus of this article pertains to the psychological consequences and strategies employed for regulating cognitive processes associated with emotions.


Emotions, behavior, cognition, conditioned stimuli, unconditioned stimuli, post-traumatic stress disorder, subjective feeling state

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Kabir Ali, “A Review of Emotions, Behavior and Cognition”, Journal of Biomedical and Sustainable Healthcare Applications, vol.3, no.2, pp. 165-176, July 2023. doi: 10.53759/0088/JBSHA202303016.


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