Scientific Understanding of Consciousness
Consciousness as an Emergent Property of Thalamocortical Activity

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Some of the emotions associated with different reinforcement contingencies

Intensity increases away from the centre of the diagram, on a continuous scale.


The classification scheme created by the different reinforcement contingencies consists of:


1. the presentation of a positive reinforcer S+

2. the presentation of a negative reinforcer S-

3. the omission of a positive reinforcer S+

4. the termination of a positive reinforcer S+!

5. the omission of a negative reinforcer S-

6. the termination of a negative reinforcer S-!


Emotion Diagram of Edmund Rolls

(Rolls; Neural Networks and Brain Function, 138)

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