I recently encountered the Lovheim Cube of Emotion. I was wondering what level of supporting research there is to go with it and whether or not there is a concensus at this stage.

If I'm perfectly honest, I'm skeptical, the evidence that I've seen is uncompelling and the model over simplistic but maybe I've missed something.


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    $\begingroup$ What research have you done into this, and can you tell us what you found? Your link states, "While the validity of the model remains unverified ..." Thanks. $\endgroup$ – anongoodnurse Apr 16 '17 at 23:25
  • $\begingroup$ That's part of the problem, barring that wikipedia page I've struggled to find any scholarly resources discussing this in any depth. I tend to take wikipedia articles with a strong pinch of salt since they rarely represent active research very well. $\endgroup$ – Persistence Apr 17 '17 at 0:22
  • $\begingroup$ @JamesHughes What about the resources cited on the wikipedia page, and all of their citing articles? This isn't my area of expertise within neuroscience, but from a very cursory overview it seems like it has gotten a lot more traction in models for artificial emotional systems rather than explaining actual biological emotion; I suspect this may be partly because there is no spatial component. The monoamines are not hormones in the nervous system, they are neuromodulators or neurotransmitters, so spatial components matter a lot. Simplifying it to a cube based on concentration ignores space. $\endgroup$ – Bryan Krause Apr 17 '17 at 4:57