Emotion : a very short introduction.

By: Evans, Dylan.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: A very short introduction.Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003Description: xvii, 140 p. : ill., ports. ; 18 cm. (pbk).ISBN: 9780192804617.Subject(s): Philosophy and Psychology | Psychology | Emotions and cognitionDDC classification: 152.4EVA
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Was love invented by European poets in the Middle Ages or is it part of human nature? Will winning the lottery really make you happy? Is it possible to build robots that have feelings? These are just some of the intriguing questions explored in this guide to the latest thinking about theemotions. Drawing on a wide range of scientific research, from anthropology and psychology to neuroscience and artificial intelligence, Emotion: The Science of Sentiment takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the human heart.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. xiii)
  • List of Illustrations (p. xvii)
  • Chapter 1 The Universal Language (p. 1)
  • Chapter 2 Why Spock Could Never Have Evolved (p. 22)
  • Chapter 3 Short Cuts to Happiness (p. 47)
  • Chapter 4 The Head and the Heart (p. 76)
  • Chapter 5 The Computer That Cried (p. 99)
  • Afterword: The Heart Has Its Reasons (p. 121)
  • Further Reading (p. 125)
  • Source Material (p. 129)
  • Index (p. 135)