processing emotions

How the brain processes emotions - Neuroscientists identify circuits that could play a role in mental illnesses, including depression.

How the brain processes emotions - Neuroscientists identify circuits that could play a role in mental illnesses, including depression.

Some mental illnesses may stem, in part, from the brain’s inability to correctly assign emotional associations to events. For example, people who are depressed often do not feel happy even when experiencing something that they normally enjoy.