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Emotion : A Very Short Introduction - Dylan Evans


A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 12th March 2010
ISBN: 9780192804617
Number Of Pages: 160

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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 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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`Review from previous edition a pop science classic' John Walsh, Independent on Sunday `Evans provides a charming crash course on human sentiments' The Times, `a fun little book . . .Highly accessible, this little gem deserves to sell well . . . student friendly . . . excellent introductory book' Simon Baron-Cohen, Nature `readable and thought provoking account' Susan Aldridge, Focus `Evans roams enjoyably through the firelds of psychology, psychotherapy, robotics, drugs and old-fashioned romance, like Alian de Botton in a labcoat' The Guardian (Review) `This book is a charming primer on the up-and-coming science of emotions.' James Kingsland New Scientist `An admirably clear, intelligent and witty introduction' Steven Poole, Guardian `a wealth of good sense backed by evidence' Marek Kohn, Evening Standard `a witty little book' Iain Finlayson, The Times `At last, an accessible and fascinating account of a neglected aspect of our mental lives.' Lewis Wolpert, author of "Malignant Sadness"

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 Index

ISBN: 9780192804617
ISBN-10: 0192804618
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 12th March 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.78 x 10.16  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.12

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