Preface. List of contributors. 1. Emotions as a biologically adaptive system: An introduction (G. Gainotti). 2. Psychological theories of emotion and neuropsychological research (K.R. Scherer, M. Peper). 3. The anatomical substrates of emotional behavior: The role of the cerebral cortex (D.N. Pandya, E.H. Yeterian). 4. Neural systems subserving emotion: Lesion studies of the amygdala, somatosensory cortices and centromedial prefrontal cortices (R. Adolphs, D. Tranel, A.R. Damasio). 5. Prefrontal and amygdala contributions to emotion and affective style (R.J. Davidson). 6. Motivated anatomy: A core-and-shell model of corticolimbic architecture (D.M. Tucker). 7. Components and levels of emotion disrupted in patients with unilateral brain damage (G. Gainotti). 8. Asymmetries of emotional perception and expression in normal adults (J.C. Borod, D. Zgaljardic, M.H. Tabert, E. Koff). 9. Brain asymmetry in the control of the stress response (W. Wittling). 10. The functional neuroanatomy of emotional disorders: Focus on depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (A.D. Lawrence, P.M. Grasby). 11. Neural mechanisms of anxiety, depression and disinhibition (S.E. Starkstein, F. Manes). Subject index.