Is what you feel what you don't know?
Moore, Simon Christopher
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
mesheuropmc: psychological phenomena and processes
Rolls defines emotion as innate reward and punishment. This could not explain our results showing that people learn faster in a negative mood. We argue that what people know about their world affects their emotional state. Negative emotion signals a failure to predict negative reward and hence prompts learning to resolve the ignorance. Thus what you don't know affects how you feel.