Darwin, therefore, argued that emotions evolved via natural selection and therefore have universal cross-cultural counterparts. Darwin also detailed the virtues of experiencing emotions and the parallel experiences that occur in animals.
It reflects a basic ignorance of the relation between brain and mind. The number of synapses formed among those neurons is a least 10 trillion, and the length of the axon cable forming neuron circuits totals something on the order of several hundred thousand miles. Zimmer provides an introduction to each of nine excerpts.
Each excerpt represents one of Darwin's major themes.
Charles Darwin The Origin of the Species, Therefore I should infer that probably all the organic beings which have ever lived on the earth have descended from some one primordial form" [F] Douglas Fields The Other Brain: Fields' book, The Other Brain, is all about glial cells.
The term glia is Latin for "glue. So "the other brain," as Fields calls it, actually works differently from brain activity involving neurons. In the Booklist review, Carl Hays writes: Ramachandran's The Tell-Tale Brain. Check back here for my take on things.
Freud's ideas are dated, to be sure, but we still want to know how he would interpret our dreams, especially when we have a really good one. But dreams can symbolize erection in yet another, far more expressive manner. They can treat the sexual organ as the essence of the dreamer's whole person and make him himself fly.
Do not take it to heart if dreams of flying, so familiar and often so delightful, have to be interpreted as dreams of general sexual excitement, as erection-dreams. Remember, rather, that our dreams aim at being the fulfillments of wishes and that the wish to be a man is found so frequently, consciously or unconsciously, in women.
A Harvest Book, Harcourt, Inc. Being close to animals brings some of it back. The pig brain and the human brain looked exactly alike.
It is tempting to assume that reason is better than emotion as a source of knowledge. After all, the use of deductive logic gives us certain knowledge if the axioms or premises are true and the argument is valid. Based upon lectures presented at an invitational colloquium in honor of Nico Frijda, this collection of essays represents a brief and up-to-date overview of the field of emotions, their significance and how they function. For most, emotions are simply what we feel, giving our lives affective value. This collection of essays represents an overview of the field of emotions, their significance and how they function. These papers represent each approach including phenomenological perspectives and Read more.
But when I looked at the neocortex the difference was huge. The human neocortex is visibly bigger and more folded-up than the animal's, and anyone can see it.
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Rational Emotive Education Past, Present, And Future. William Knaus American International College Springfield, Massachusetts.
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