TRC #440: Emotions You Don’t Feel?

With the crew on holiday we bring you a discussion with Professor Jim Davies about what it means to have an emotion and how it could be possible to have emotions we don’t feel. Jim is a cognitive scientist and author of Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One With the Universe.

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One Response to TRC #440: Emotions You Don’t Feel?

  1. Anon says:

    Sorry for commenting 4 months after this podcast and also for my poor vocabulary.

    Regarding the study about men crossing a bridge and being interviewed by an “attractive” female interviewer, did the men have a choice of which bridge to take? I ask because the personality traits of a man that chooses the riskier bridge also seem to coincide with the personality traits of a man that would be more likely to ask the interviewer for a date. Risk-taker, higher self-confidence, a little more “alpha”…

    Thanks!

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