Emotion : The Science of Sentiment

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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 new guide to the latest thinking about the emotions. 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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 124.46 x 172.72 x 20.32mm | 294.83g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 019285433X
  • 9780192854339

About Dylan Evans

Dylan Evans is a Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at King's College London, where he directs a research project in the evolution of the emotions. In his previous lives he worked as a film-maker and psychotherapist.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. The universal language; 2. Why Spock could never have evolved; 3. Shortcuts to happiness; 4. The head and the heart; 5. The computer that cried; References; Further reading; Indexshow more

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"A pop science classic."--Independent on Sunday"A fun book.... Highly accessible, this little gem deserves to sell well."--Nature"A charming primer on the up-and-coming science of emotions."--New Scientist"Evans, one of the best of the new wave of science writers, has written a masterly survey--lean, confident, and packed with up-to-the-minute information. It will enlighten and surprise."--Nicholas Humphrey, author of Leaps of Faith"At last, an accessible and fascinating account of a neglected aspect of our mental lives."--Lewis Wolpert, author of Malignant Sadnessshow more

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