Multiple Emotions and Their Chaotic Dynamics

  • Aruna Chakraborty
  • Amit Konar
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 234)


The chapter addresses the issues of co-operation/competition of multiple emotional states in the human brain, and realizes the same using a recurrent neural dynamics. It also deals with stability analysis of dynamic emotional systems using Lyapunov energy function. Computer simulation of the proposed model reveals that the dynamic behavior of an emotional system exhibits limit cycles, chaos or steady-state, depending on the selection of appropriate parameters in the dynamics. Phase-portraits have been used, whenever necessary, for analysis of the dynamical behavior of mixed emotional systems. The chapter ends with a study on parameter selection of emotional dynamics from the facial expressions of subjects, stimulated with audio-visual movies. Finally a scheme for stabilization of emotional dynamics is proposed with a proportional plus integral controller.


Facial Expression Emotional State Chaotic Dynamics Emotional Intelligence Mouth Opening 
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    • Amit Konar

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