Hard feelings: The science of emotion
|Dates:||14 November 2015|
|Times:||10:30 - 15:00|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Dr Karen Lander|
Our emotions are central to our lives – they allow us to figure out what we like and what we don't like and dictate how we should act in different situations.
A number of key questions have fascinated scientists over the centuries, such as What is an emotion? How good are we at recognising emotions in others? And does everyone smile when they are happy?
In this event we explore these questions and other aspects of the perception and recognition of emotion. We explain the underlying science and highlight ongoing debates. Specifically, we consider what is meant by ‘emotion’, and how expression and recognition of emotion differ from faces, voices and body movements. We also aim to collect some ‘live’ data in a five-minute experiment.
For further details, please contact Karen Lander.
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