The Role of Internal States in the Emergence of Motivation and Preference: A Robotics Approach
In order to explain and model emotion we need to attend to the role internal states play in the generation of behavior. We argue that motivational and perceptual roles emerge from the dynamical interaction between physiological processes, sensory-motor processes and the environment. We investigate two aspects inherent to emotion appraisal and response which rely on physiological process: the ability to categorize relations with the environment and to modulate response generating different action tendencies.
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