Big Picture Science – Second That Emotion

by Gary Niederhoff on April 9, 2012

So you weep at sappy commercials and give drivers the bird. Have no regrets: emotion is what makes us human! Discover the survival value in feeling disgust … why humans are terrible liars … and how despair fuels creativity.

Also, mis-firing emotions and the emotional consequences of facial paralysis. And why E.T. will need to feel fear and joy to survive.

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: Repulsion
Part 2: Language and Emotion
Part 3: Facial Expression
Part 4: Neuroscience of Emotion
Part 5: Creativity

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