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›› 2009, Vol. 17 ›› Issue (5): 957-963.

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Neural Mechanism of Subjective Well-being

GU Yuan-Yuan;LUO Yue-Jia   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
  • Received:1900-01-01 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2009-09-15 Published:2009-09-15
  • Contact: LUO Yue-Jia

Abstract: Well-being has been an everlasting theme of the human lives. Kahneman and his colleagues proposed the he Appraisal System, which provided the framework for studying subjective well-being (SWB). Relevant researches and significant findings in the neural basis for SWB in the past decade were reviewed in details, which covered four aspects (instantaneous utility, remembered utility, decision & predicted utility) of the Appraisal System and internal & external factors for global SWB.

Key words: SWB, neural mechanism, appraisal system