Bio-plausible simulation of three monoamine systems to replicate emotional phenomena in a machine

Alexey Leukhin, Max Talanov, Jordi Vallverdú, Fail Gafarov

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

1 Citation (Scopus)


© 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. In this paper we present the validation of the three-dimensional model of emotions by Hugo Lövheim the "cube of emotion" via neurosimulation in the NEST. We also present the extension of original "cube of emotion" with the bridge to computational processes parameters. The neurosimulation is done via re-implementation of DA, 5-HT and NA subsystems of a rat brain to replicate 8 basic psycho-emotional states according to the "cube of emotion". Results of neurosimulations indicate the incremental influence of DA and NA over computational resources of a psycho-emotional state while 5-HT decreases the computational resources used to calculate a psycho-emotional state. This way we indicate the feasibility of the bio-plausible re-implementation of psycho-emotional states in a computational system. This approach could be useful extension of decision making and load balancing components of modern artificial agents as well as intelligent robotic systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-173
JournalBiologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018


  • Abbreviations BNST The bed nucleus of the stria terminalis
  • DRN Dorsal raphe nucleus
  • GPe Globus pallidus external
  • GPi Globus pallidus internal
  • LC Locus coeruleus
  • LDT Laterodorsal tegmentum
  • MRN Median raphe nucleus
  • NAc core Nucleus accumbens core
  • NAc shell Nucleus accumbens shell
  • NTS Nucleus of the solitary tract
  • PFC Prefrontal cortex
  • PGI Paragigantocellular nuclei
  • PVN Paraventricular nucleus
  • SNc Substantia nigra pars compacta
  • SNr Substantia nigra pars reticulata
  • STN Subthalamic nucleus
  • VA Ventral anterior nucleus
  • VL Ventral lateral nucleus
  • VPL Ventral posterolateral nucleus
  • VPM Ventral posteromedial nucleus
  • VTA Ventral tegmental area


Dive into the research topics of 'Bio-plausible simulation of three monoamine systems to replicate emotional phenomena in a machine'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this