Dynamic brain systems in quest for emotional homeostasis
|Jack van Honk a1 and J. L. G. Schutter a1|
a1 Affective Neuroscience Section, Department of Psychonomics, Helmholtz Research Institute, Utrecht University, 3584CS Utrecht, The Netherlands
Lewis proposes a solution for bridging the gap between cognitive-psychological and neurobiological theories of emotion in terms of dynamic systems modeling. However, an important brain network is absent in his account: the neuroendocrine system. In this commentary, the dynamic features of the cross-talk between the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) and gonadal (HPG) axes are discussed within a triple-balance model of emotion.