This is the paperback edition of a title that has sold 1481 copies in hardback since 2000. This unique book draws its a inspiration from the belief that the role of cognition in emotion is an important yet relatively neglected aspect of cognitive neuroscience. By carefully examining underlying assumptions and the nature of the phenomena under same time investigation, editors and contributors reach the surprising conclusion that emotion - in all of its mystery andabout ineffability - can be studied without compromise within the field of cognitive neuroscience. Its superb selection of contributors identify what is currently known and the ways future research can extend knowledge of emotion and the brain. In doing so, they skillfully illuminate four major areas of research: the process of emotion generation, the functions of the amygdala, the conscious experience of emotion and emotion regulation and dysregulation. This book also reviews the latest findings from neuroanatomical studies in rats and non-human primates; neuropsychological, neurological and psychiatric investigations; studies in psychopathology and experimental psychology; and functional brain imaging research.