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How much can be said about the relationship between emotion and cognition? For the most part, people know how their thoughts influence their feelings. There are other cognitive processes such as attention and awareness of feeling - which fluctuate constantly and influence mental behavior significantly. However people don't need to know which activities, thoughts, or emotions change their attention or focus in such and such a way. For sure, there are significant emotional phenomena occurring constantly through various activities, but a fine-grained analysis of such events isn't necessary or helpful.

The principles by which emotion functions are fairly obvious and already part of the natural understanding that humans have. When an emotion gets large, one tries to reframe their thought(s) so that they place less emphasis on whatever it was they were overvaluing. Emotions get out of hand or large frequently, and when this occurs people have a natural way of making them small or managing them.

Of course humans have a natural way of managing their emotions, even the animals we evolved from have emotions. I don't think animals have to manage their emotions, they don't have complex cognition like humans do. Their emotions still might be considered to be fairly complex, however.

A dog might get out of control, in which case he/she might need to be calmed down. The basic principles by which emotion functions apply to animals as well as humans, because animals experience basic emotions in a way similar to humans.

Animals get happy, sad, angry, afraid, surprised etc. Those basic emotions occur in both humans and animals.

There are certain things a theory of emotion should explain. However there are only a few basic principles that govern how emotion functions. Such as the fact that large emotion needs to decrease after a period of time, otherwise your system would be overloaded.

However, there can't be that many things described in any theory of emotion, because how emotion functions is very simple. Emotions vary in intensity all of the time, and that is pretty much all that is going on.

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Damian Reply
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
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it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
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for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
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Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
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what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
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types of nano material
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I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
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what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
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