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© 2013 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. All rights are reserved. Emotion is central to human life and intimately connected with consciousness. Investigating the underlying brain mechanisms can help us understand and potentially treat the serious problems of affective disorders, such as, for example, unipolar depression, bipolar disorder, chronic pain, and the worldwide epidemic of obesity.

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Book title

Neuroscience in the 21st Century: From Basic to Clinical

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1335 - 1363