Left Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Theory

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Anger is something everyone deals with. People deal with it in different ways than others. Some people might express it vigorously while others, not so much. Some might find comfort in letting out their aggression while others hold back. People think that our actions are the result of our emotions but it’s actually the case that our emotions are the result of our actions. Our body produces a physiological response to various emotions that we feel. The emotions we feel depend on the stimulus in our environment under different circumstances. The James Lang theory basically states that the emotions that we portray or feel are caused by physiological changes in our body like increase heart rate, sweating, high blood pressure. Under those circumstances,…show more content…
This could result in loss or partial loss of function in that specific region. Damage in the left dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex (PFC) will not allow us to achieve our goals in an organized, logical and coherent manner. We would also have no positive behavior to get motivated and work on ourselves. The left PFC deals with language abilities and is sort of the cognitive and cerebral part of the frontal lobe. Whereas, the right PFC has more to do with negative emotions like not being motivated to fix your problems that caused the anger. It also allows you to read facial expressions and when anger manifests, damage to the right PFC could result in not being able to tell whether another person is angry or not. The Orbitofrontal cortex is part of the frontal lobe that involves in decision making. Damage in the Orbitofrontal cortex could lead bad behavior especially when angry because then there would be no way for you to control your behavior. For a person who’s mad, it would give no control over how to express their anger because the decision making part of the cortex is damaged. The amygdala is responsible for emotions so anger would not manifest in a person who damaged their
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