EDGE 3rd Culture: A Talk With Joseph LeDoux
The Third Culture

Parallel Memories: Putting Emotions Back Into The Brain
A Talk With Joseph LeDoux [2.17.97]  

Introduction by
John Brockman

We have to put emotion back into the brain and integrate it with cognitive systems. We shouldn't study emotion or cognition in isolation, but should study both as aspects of the mind in its brain.

Neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux seeks a biological rather than psychological understanding of our emotions. He explores the differences between emotional memories (implicit--unconscious--memories) processed in pathways that take information into the amygdala, and memories of emotion (explicit--conscious--memories) processed at the level of the hippocampus and neocortex.

- JB

The Talk...