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Are emotions also considered a product of interneurons?

After pondering the concept that there are 1012 neurons that are interconnected to each other  in different ways in each individual makes me realize why it is possible to have different behaviors and personalities among over 6 billion people.  If there are exponential combinations of the way interneurons connect that produces output, then it is more clear as to why people have different behaviors.  Yet, if every person has a "random" combination of interneurons to produce behavior, what accounts for emotions?  Sometimes behavior is a response to emotions, so are emotions such as sadness and envy, simply a product of the way the interneurons connect?

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