n. a theory which attempts to explain the emotional state and its expression. It asserts that emotions are a result of hypothalamic and thalamic functions. It is the thalamus which controls how emotions are experienced, and it is the hypothalamus which regulates how these emotions are expressed.

CANNON-BARD THEORY: "The Cannon-Bard Theory recognizes the role of the brain in the control and regulation of emotions."
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