The "Functional Units" Model of six basic emotions
Interest as the most fundamental emotion
"The Functional Unit No.1" at the emotions level running two complementary programs called...
An emotion expression - Keepon's little wondering
An emotion expression - baby's little ecstasy
2.) disgust, the function of which is to prepare ourselves to avoid consuming (literally or metaphorically) indigestible objects /information/etc,which is achieved by controlling the sense organs' behavior called emotion-expression in folk-psychology.
Each stage of the disgust has its own folk-psychological name.
In English language: a) inattention, b) ignoring/ neglect, c) aversion, and d) repulsion/ revulsion.
"The Functional Unit No.2" at the emotions level running two complementary programs called...
3.) anger, preparing body/mind for successful fight by enforcing the change in its trajectory of movement or way of behavior (which was guided by the other's interest or desire) by forcing them to get out of our interests' way.
4.) fear,preparing body/mind for successful avoidance (flightingaway from the object of fear) by changing our own trajectory of movement or way of behavior which was guided by our own interest (or desire) in responding to the enforcement of interests of the more powerful in our environment.
"The Functional Unit No.3" at the emotions level running two complementary programs called...
5.) gladness, preparing body/mind for updating our emotional landscape with new information on the enlarged ability or potential of certain objects/persons/ processes in our environment to fulfill our needs, by making enough high and enlarged space in the emotional memory for representing this enlarged potential.
6.) sadness, preparing body/mind for updating our emotional landscape by shrinking our representation of potential of certain (lost) objects/persons/processes to fulfill our needs by shaking off (and actually shaking and trembling our sense organs) our emotional landscape attributed to them.
How does the functional units model differ from other psychological theories of basic emotions?
It seems that the model was developed with not the psychologists (or the philosophers of mind) in mind, but more with developers of autonomous agents in mind?
What about desire? How does interest differ from the desire in the light of "functional units" model and "lower/higher levels" model?
What about belief/reason? How do they differ from the desire in your view?
What about person's will, how it differs from desire/belief/reason?
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