Emotions represent a critical aspect of daily life in humans. Our understanding of the mechanisms of regulation of emotions has increased exponentially these last two decades. This book evaluates the contribution of the cerebellum to emotion. It outlines the current clinical, imaging and neurophysiological findings on the role of the cerebellum in key aspects of emotional processing and its influence on motor and cognitive function and social behavior.In the first section, the reader is introduced to the contributions of the cerebellum to various emotion domains, from emotion perception and recognition to transmission and encoding. Subsequent chapters provide a comprehensive picture of the neurophysiology and topography of emotion in the cerebellum and illustrate the convergence of theoretical and empirical research. Additional chapters address the cerebellum's involvement in emotional learning, emotional pain, emotional aspects of body language and perception, and its relations to social cognition including morality, music, and art. Finally, neuropsychiatric aspects of the cerebellum's influence on mood disorders and the current state of therapeutic options, including noninvasive stimulation approaches, complete the overview.
This is the first book summarizing the current state of knowledge on the contribution of the cerebellum to important aspects of emotion. It is an essential reference for students, trainees, neuroscientists, researchers, and clinicians in neuroscience, neurology, neurosurgery and psychology involved in the study of emotions. The authors are renowned scientists in the field of cerebellar research.
PART I Basic Principles of Cerebellum in Emotion
Introduction - Michael Adamaszek, Mario Manto, Dennis Schutter
Principles of Brain and Emotion - Alfons O Hamm
Cerebellum and Emotion Processing - Daniela Laricchiuta
Cerebellum and Emotion Recognition - Federico D’Agata, Laura OrsiCerebellum and Emotion Memory - Thomas M Ernst, Dagmar Timmann
PART II Cells and Molecules of Emotions in the Cerebellum
Topography of Emotion in Cerebellum - Christophe Habas
Neurophysiology of Emotion in Cerebellum - Michael Adamaszek, Kenneth C Kirkby
Neuroinvasive Principles of the Cerebellum in Emotion - Dennis Schutter
PART III Cerebellum and Emotion in High Order Domains
Emotional habit formation in the cerebellum - Julie Péron
Cerebellum and Emotion in Body Language Perception - Chiara Ferrari, Andrea Ciricugno, Zaira Cattaneo
Cerebellum and Pain - James R Houston, Michelle L Hughes, Jahangir Maleki, Philip A Allen
Cerebellum and Emotion in Morality - Hyemin Han
Music and the Cerebellum - Stefan Evers
The Cerebellum and the Beauty - Michael Adamaszek, Zaira Cattaneo, Anjan Chatterjee
Cerebellum and Emotion in Social Behavior - Silvia Clausi, Michela Lupo, Giusy Olivito, Maria Leggio
Cerebellum and Emotion in High Order Domains - Daniela Larichiutta
PART IV Cerebellum and Emotion Disorders
Cerebellum and Emotion Disorders - Dennis J SchutterNeurorehabilitation in Emotion and Cerebellum - Kim Van Dun, Mario Manto, Raf Meesen
PART V Perspectives
Cerebellum and Emotion: Challenges and New Perspectives - Michael Adamaszek, Mario Manto, Dennis J Schutter
Michael Adamaszek is Neurologist and head of the Department of Clinical and Cognitive Neurorehabilitation at the Klinik Bavaria Kreischa, Germany.
Mario Manto is Professor of Neuroanatomy at the University of Mons, Belgium. He is head of the Department of Neurology, CHU-Charleroi, Belgium. He is the founding editor of the journal The Cerebellum and the co-founder of the Society for Research on the Cerebellum and Ataxias. He has written or edited several books on the cerebellum.Dennis J. L. G. Schutter is Professor of Experimental Biopsychology at Utrecht University, the Netherlands.