arousal and emotion occur simultaneously, without causing each other
Cannon-Bard disagreed with Lange
1) people feel physical sensations such as racing heart which is linked to the emotion of fear, during exercise without experiencing fear.
2) emotional states arise too quickly to be purely a response to physiological states
When you encounter a danger in the environment, you will often feel afraid before you start to experience the physical symptoms associated with fear such as shaking hands, rapid breathing, and a racing heart.
Cannon-Bard theory of emotion, we feel emotions and experience physiological reactions such as sweating, trembling, and muscle tension simultaneously.
emotions result when the thalamus sends a message to the brain in response to a stimulus, resulting in a physiological reaction. At the same time, the brain also receives signals triggering the emotional experience.