‘Love and Fear’ as portraited by Affective Neuroscience

Document Type : Editorial


1 Neuroscience Center, Instituto de Investigaciones Científicas y Servicios de Alta Tecnología (INDICASAT AIP), City of Knowledge 084301103, Panama

2 PGME, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

3 Department of Neuroscience, School of Advanced Medical Sciences and Technologies, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz 71348-14336, Iran

4 Dana Brain Health Institute, Iranian Neuroscience Society-Fars Chapter, Shiraz 71364-76172, Iran

5 Academy of Health, Senses Cultural Foundation, Sacramento, CA 66006, USA

6 Somnogen Canada Inc., Toronto, Canada

7 Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT), Los Angeles, CA, USA


Modern neuroscience is on the verge of exploring new frontiers within various
The question of how our brain with over hundred billion neurons puts together cognition,
emotion and behavior has always been captivating. As such, the study of neural processes
through which we not only maintain our survival and homeostasis, but also stay
productive and functional, has attracted cognitive neuroscientists for decades. With the
advent of neurotechnologies and ever-growing research facilities, modern neuroscience
has seen a tremendous progress in dealing with such questions. This letter argues the most
referenced theories with respect to key concepts in affective neuroscience, i.e. fear, love
and related emotions or traits. We hope the present letter is found thought-provoking with
regards to further theoretical models and empirical research in affective neuroscience and