С точки зрения одного из представителей нейронаук

  1. Affect and cognition are subserved by separate and independent neural circuits;
  2. Affect is subcortical;
  3. Emotions are in the head;
  4. Emotions can be studied from a purely psychological perspective;
  5. Emotions are similar in structure across age and species;
  6. Specific emotions are instantiated in discrete locations in the brain;
  7. Emotions are conscious feeling states.

(Richard J. Davidson, Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison)