Brain structures involved in emotion
To summarise so far, it is probably the case that the experience of emotion can occur as a result of cognitive appraisal in the absence of peripheral feedback. Nonetheless, it may also be that bodily feedback, whether from the ANS or skeletal muscle is helpful in allowing one to produce a more appropriate and subtle response (Wickens, 2006). However, what ever it may be, we now know that certain regions of the brain are crucial for emotion to be realised, expressed and/or dealt with. These include structures within the limbic system and the frontal lobe.