The Human Affectome

Daniela Schiller, Alessandra N.C. Yu, Nelly Alia-Klein, Susanne Becker, Howard C. Cromwell, Florin Dolcos, Paul J. Eslinger, Paul Frewen, Andrew H. Kemp, Edward F. Pace-Schott, Jacob Raber, Rebecca L. Silton, Elka Stefanova, Justin H.G. Williams, Nobuhito Abe, Moji Aghajani, Franziska Albrecht, Rebecca Alexander, Silke Anders, Oriana R. AragónJuan A. Arias, Shahar Arzy, Tatjana Aue, Sandra Baez, Michela Balconi, Tommaso Ballarini, Scott Bannister, Marlissa C. Banta, Karen Caplovitz Barrett, Catherine Belzung, Moustafa Bensafi, Linda Booij, Jamila Bookwala, Julie Boulanger-Bertolus, Sydney Weber Boutros, Anne Kathrin Bräscher, Antonio Bruno, Geraldo Busatto, Lauren M. Bylsma, Catherine Caldwell-Harris, Raymond C.K. Chan, Nicolas Cherbuin, Julian Chiarella, Pietro Cipresso, Hugo Critchley, Denise E. Croote, Heath A. Demaree, Thomas F. Denson, Brendan Depue, Birgit Derntl, Joanne M. Dickson, Sanda Dolcos, Anat Drach-Zahavy, Olga Dubljević, Tuomas Eerola, Dan Mikael Ellingsen, Beth Fairfield, Camille Ferdenzi, Bruce H. Friedman, Cynthia H.Y. Fu, Justine M. Gatt, Beatrice de Gelder, Guido H.E. Gendolla, Gadi Gilam, Hadass Goldblatt, Anne Elizabeth Kotynski Gooding, Olivia Gosseries, Alfons O. Hamm, Jamie L. Hanson, Talma Hendler, Cornelia Herbert, Stefan G. Hofmann, Agustin Ibanez, Mateus Joffily, Tanja Jovanovic, Ian J. Kahrilas, Maria Kangas, Yuta Katsumi, Elizabeth Kensinger, Lauren A.J. Kirby, Rebecca Koncz, Ernst H.W. Koster, Kasia Kozlowska, Sören Krach, Mariska E. Kret, Martin Krippl, Kwabena Kusi-Mensah, Cecile D. Ladouceur, Steven Laureys, Alistair Lawrence, Chiang shan R. Li, Belinda J. Liddell, Navdeep K. Lidhar, Christopher A. Lowry, Kelsey Magee, Marie France Marin, Veronica Mariotti, Loren J. Martin, Hilary A. Marusak, Annalina V. Mayer, Amanda R. Merner, Jessica Minnier, Jorge Moll, Robert G. Morrison, Matthew Moore, Anne Marie Mouly, Sven C. Mueller, Andreas Mühlberger, Nora A. Murphy, Maria Rosaria Anna Muscatello, Erica D. Musser, Tamara L. Newton, Michael Noll-Hussong, Seth Davin Norrholm, Georg Northoff, Robin Nusslock, Hadas Okon-Singer, Thomas M. Olino, Catherine Ortner, Mayowa Owolabi, Caterina Padulo, Romina Palermo, Rocco Palumbo, Sara Palumbo, Christos Papadelis, Alan J. Pegna, Silvia Pellegrini, Kirsi Peltonen, Brenda W.J.H. Penninx, Pietro Pietrini, Graziano Pinna, Rosario Pintos Lobo, Kelly L. Polnaszek, Maryna Polyakova, Christine Rabinak, S. Helene Richter, Thalia Richter, Giuseppe Riva, Amelia Rizzo, Jennifer L. Robinson, Pedro Rosa, Perminder S. Sachdev, Wataru Sato, Matthias L. Schroeter, Susanne Schweizer, Youssef Shiban, Advaith Siddharthan, Ewa Siedlecka, Robert C. Smith, Hermona Soreq, Derek P. Spangler, Emily R. Stern, Charis Styliadis, Gavin B. Sullivan, James E. Swain, Sébastien Urben, Jan Van den Stock, Michael A. vander Kooij, Mark van Overveld, Tamsyn E. Van Rheenen, Michael B. VanElzakker, Carlos Ventura-Bort, Edelyn Verona, Tyler Volk, Yi Wang, Leah T. Weingast, Mathias Weymar, Claire Williams, Megan L. Willis, Paula Yamashita, Roland Zahn, Barbra Zupan, Leroy Lowe

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

12 Scopus citations

Abstract

Over the last decades, theoretical perspectives in the interdisciplinary field of the affective sciences have proliferated rather than converged due to differing assumptions about what human affective phenomena are and how they work. These metaphysical and mechanistic assumptions, shaped by academic context and values, have dictated affective constructs and operationalizations. However, an assumption about the purpose of affective phenomena can guide us to a common set of metaphysical and mechanistic assumptions. In this capstone paper, we home in on a nested teleological principle for human affective phenomena in order to synthesize metaphysical and mechanistic assumptions. Under this framework, human affective phenomena can collectively be considered algorithms that either adjust based on the human comfort zone (affective concerns) or monitor those adaptive processes (affective features). This teleologically-grounded framework offers a principled agenda and launchpad for both organizing existing perspectives and generating new ones. Ultimately, we hope the Human Affectome brings us a step closer to not only an integrated understanding of human affective phenomena, but an integrated field for affective research.

Original languageEnglish
Article number105450
JournalNeuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
Volume158
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2024

Keywords

  • Affect
  • Allostasis
  • Arousal
  • Emotion
  • Enactivism
  • Feeling
  • Framework
  • Mood
  • Motivation
  • Self
  • Sensation
  • Stress
  • Valence
  • Wellbeing

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The Human Affectome'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this