(Painting by Dimitriy Annenkov)
Emotion represents the expression of a subjectively experienced feeling state.
There are various theories on emotion
With a stimuli,a physiological arousal occurs first
and the emotion is an aftermath of the arousal,
but some believes,
it is the emotion which occurs first as percieved feeling and the physiological arousal is secondary,
An example, the feeling of anger occurs first which causes increased heart beat,raised BP and changes in blood circulation.
Some other psychologists have the opinion that both the feeling and physiological arousal/changes occurs simultaneously with a coginitive appraisal ,which is more important.
And this coginitive appraisal can be conscious or unconsciou or both.
I was wondering about the emotions associated with dreams
as well as the total blissful state,joy experienced in deep meditation,transcendental state
where’ I ‘is not existing for a coginitive appraisal.
or Could it be explained as unconscious appraisal.
Robert Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions(picture courtesy wikipedia)