‘Emotions are Cognitive, Not Innate, Researchers Conclude’, http://www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news/2017/february/emotions-are-cognitive–not-innate–researchers-conclude.html, New York University (Feb 15, 2017).

Gathering of information

Emotions are (…) resulting from the gathering of information. Emotions are ‘higher-order states’ embedded in cortical circuits. (…) Conscious experiences, regardless of their content, arise from one system in the brain. (…) Therefore, unlike present theories  (…) emotional states as similar to other states of consciousness.