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    One would have to lack the mammalian brain to be completely without emotions. No limbic system, no emotions.
    A person without emotions is a reptile, basically.

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    It's possible to come across as unemotional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    One would have to lack the mammalian brain to be completely without emotions. No limbic system, no emotions.
    A person without emotions is a reptile, basically.
    This, except do instinctive "brain stem" reactions not qualify as emotions?

    Anyone under the impression that they think before they feel is either uninformed, inattentive, or delusional.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamboo View Post
    This, except do instinctive "brain stem" reactions not qualify as emotions?

    Anyone under the impression that they think before they feel is either uninformed, inattentive, or delusional.
    Depends on how you define 'emotion'. What is an 'instinctive brain stem' reaction?

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    Severe depression can leave you void of emotion.

    Don't use Dexter as an example, because he is not.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujnh5-7BHhU
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usjpt...eature=related

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    I guess you could get some frontal lobe lesion and lose a lot of your emotional processing ability.

    People would still describe your behavior as motivated by certain desires, though.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phineas_Gage

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    Dexter displays emotion. What he appears to lack are ethics which are perceived as positive by society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    Depends on how you define 'emotion'. What is an 'instinctive brain stem' reaction?
    Taking your hand off a hot stove. I wouldn't call that an emotion or even an emotional reaction.

    But something like aggression and dopamine seeking behavior for instance I think are associated with the brain stem. After all, you see lizards fighting each other...
    Don't know how much it'll bend til it breaks.

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    Perhaps severe damage to the amygdala and the rest of the limbic system would do the trick!

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