Debunk the myth about emotions

Researchers in New York studied the emotions for more than 20 years. They concluded that emotions are not programmed into our brains from birth. This cognitive state, which are the result of active information gathering, says Medical Xpress, health info reports with reference to meddaily.ru.

According to previous studies, the emotions are programmed in the subcortical brain structures. It is believed that they are different from the cognitive states of consciousness, such as those associated with the perception of external stimuli. Therefore, many experts believe that the person is likely born with emotions rather than acquiring them from experience.

However, scientists have put forward a new theory. Taking into account the existing points of view on emotions and cognition, experts have found that emotions are like other cognitive states of consciousness. Researchers believe: emotions - the "higher status" under the responsibility of the cortical neural circuits.