[Psychophysiological study of the information theory of emotions using the model of positive emotion][Article in Russian]

Author: Rusalova MN//Kostiunina MB
Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Butlerova 5a, Moscow, 119485 Russia. roussa@roussa.msk.ru
Conference/Journal: Izv Akad Nauk Ser Biol
Date published: 2003
Other: Volume ID: Sep-Oct , Issue ID: 5 , Pages: 586-93 , Word Count: 134

The pattern of inter-hemisphere distribution of EEG amplitude and frequency as a function of the levels of emotional experience and motivation as well as probability of the goal achievement was studied in 20 subjects. An emotional state was evoked by simulating emotionally colored events. A modified test of Prise et al. (1985) was used to evaluate the level of motivation for the simulated event as well as the probability of goal achievement from the lengths of line segments marked by the subjects. Here we studied simulated emotion of joy. The highest correlation coefficients were observed between the awareness and alpha activity in the both hemispheres. The levels of emotional experience and motivation inversely correlated with the delta and theta activity mostly in the left hemisphere. The beta activity correlated with both the emotional and motivation levels.