All posts tagged with emotion

Grief among cetaceans

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Traci Watson from National Geographic reports on a study of behavior in whales looking specifically at how members of social groups react to the death of an ...

An interview on gorilla emotions

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The Pacific Standard is running a nice interview with anthropologist Barbara King, by Francie Diep: “How Do Gorillas Grieve?”. It touches on the recent killi...

Seventy years of studying happiness

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The Atlantic has a feature story, “What makes us happy?”, about the Harvard Study of Adult Development – a 72-year-old study of originally-normal Harvard und...

Pleasurable homology

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A long time ago, I got into a very heated argument with somebody about whether animals feel pleasure. I don’t think we disagreed really in the particulars – ...

Darwin, emotion, and WALL-E

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Jonah Lehrer went in to WALL-E (an enormously entertaining movie) and came out thinking of Darwin’s Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals: