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Second that Emotion 

Second that Emotion

From: Big Picture Science
Series: Big Picture Science
Length: 54:02

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Why flies in milk gross you out and other voyages through human emotion.

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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.

 

Guests:

   Rachel Herz – Psychologist, author of That’s Disgusting: Unraveling the Mysteries of Repulsion

   Paul Ekman – Psychologist, professor emeritis, University of California, San Francisco

   Kathleen Bogart – Psychologist, Tufts University

   Gordy Slack – Science writer

   Jonah Lehrer – Author of Imagine: How Creativity Works

Piece Description

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.

 

Guests:

   Rachel Herz – Psychologist, author of That’s Disgusting: Unraveling the Mysteries of Repulsion

   Paul Ekman – Psychologist, professor emeritis, University of California, San Francisco

   Kathleen Bogart – Psychologist, Tufts University

   Gordy Slack – Science writer

   Jonah Lehrer – Author of Imagine: How Creativity Works

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Additional Credits

Seth Shostak – Host and Producer
Molly Bentley – Co-Host and Executive Producer
Gary Niederhoff – Producer
Barbara Vance – Production Assistant
Jay Weiler – Volunteer
Tanya Lewis - Intern

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