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Escritos de PsicologíaPsychological Writings 2012, 5 2

Autor: Stephan Moratti

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Escritos de Psicología - Psychological Writings ISSN: 1138-2635 comitederedaccion@escritosdepsicologia.es Universidad de Málaga España Moratti, Stephan Low emotional arousal in depression as explained by the motivated attention approach Escritos de Psicología - Psychological Writings, vol.
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20-26 Universidad de Málaga Málaga, España Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=271024367003 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Escritos de Psicología, Vol.
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20-26 Mayo-Agosto 2012 Copyright © 2012 Escritos de Psicología ISSN 1989-3809 DOI: 10.5231-psy.writ.2012.1106 Low emotional arousal in depression as explained by the motivated attention approach La baja activación emocional en la depresión explicada por el enfoque de la atención motivada Stephan Moratti, PhD Departamento de Psicología Básica I.
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España. Centro de Tecnología Biomédica, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, España. Disponible online 31 de agosto de 2012 Depression has been associated with low emotional arousal.
Highly arousing emotional stimuli engage the cortical circuits related to the allocation of attention towards these stimuli.
Thus, it has been hypothesized that depression could be characterized by a deficit in these brain circuits.
This brief review summarizes how attention and emotion are interconnected and suggests that common brain mechanisms underlie the link between emotion and attention.
Finally, the results from depression research are presented that show that low emotional arousal in depression could arise from a deficit in brain circuits related to attention. Keywords: Depression; Emotion; Attention; Fronto-parietal cortex. La de...





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