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Adaptive accounts of physiology and emotion

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 October 2000

Alasdair I. Houston
Affiliation:
School of Biological Sciences, Centre for Behavioural Biology, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1VG, United Kingdoma.i.houston@bristol.ac.uk
John M. McNamara
Affiliation:
School of Mathematics, Centre for Behavioural Biology, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1VG, United Kingdomjohn.mcnamara@bristol.ac.uk

Abstract

Rolls discusses various adaptive explanations of physiological processes and the emotions. We give a critical analysis of some of these from the perspective of behavioural ecology. While agreeing with the approach adopted by Rolls, we identify topics that could have been better presented by making use of the existing literature.

Type
Brief Report
Copyright
© 2000 Cambridge University Press

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