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A Biologist On Emotion

“What is emotion? It is the modification of neural activity that animates and focuses mental activity. It is created by physiological activity that selects certain streams of information over others, shifting the body and mind to higher or lower degrees of activity, agitating the circuits that create scenarios, and selecting ones that end in certain ways.”

— E.O. Wilson, Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge

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