The Neuroscience of Emotions: Clinical Relevance for Understanding Depression, Anxiety, and Addiction

Posted on:June 27, 2024
Last Updated: June 27, 2024
Time to read: 27–32 minutes

The neuroscience of emotions is central to understanding the intricate realm of human feelings and emotions, which have long captivated the attention of scholars in psychiatry and neuroscience. Emotions are said to be the driving forces behind human behaviour and cognition. [Morsella et al., 2009, Paul et al., 2020]

They are inherently complex and multifaceted. [Paul et al., 2020]

To dissect the neurobiology of emotions, we must navigate a maze of interconnected brain structures and neurotransmitter systems to better understand the intricate neural mechanisms that govern these essential facets of human experience.