The Science of the Mind

Emotions of Animals and Humans

Comparative Perspectives

Editors: Watanabe, Shigeru, Kuczaj, Stan A. (Eds.)

  • Comparative approach considers emotions in numerous species as well as the possibility of emotions in robots. This unique perspective paves the way for future research on the origin and nature of emotions
  • Emotion is considered with a wide variety of approaches, ranging from behavioral observation to neuroscience and philosophy
  • Many topics concerning emotion are covered, ranging from social emotion to aesthetics
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This book takes a multidisciplinary approach to emotion, with contributions from biologists, psychologists, neuroscientists, robot engineers, and artists. A wide range of emotional phenomena is discussed, including the notion that humans’ sophisticated sensibility, as evidenced by our aesthetic appreciation of the arts, is based at least in part on a basic emotional sensibility that is found in young children and perhaps even some non-human animal species.  As a result, this book comprises a unique comparative perspective on the study of emotion. A number of chapters consider emotions in a variety of animal groups, including fish, birds, and mammals. Other chapters expand the scope of the book to humans and robots. Specific topics covered in these chapters run the gamut from lower-level emotional activity, such as emotional expression, to higher-level emotional activity, such as altruism, love, and aesthetics. Taken as a whole, the book presents manifold perspectives on emotion and provides a solid foundation for future multidisciplinary research on the nature of emotions.

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From the reviews:

“The interesting and intriguing title of this book will tempt readers who wish to broaden their personal perspectives. … The book focuses in particular on the nature of emotions and the possibility of emotions in preverbal children and nonverbal animals. … the book will be of real value as a platform for researchers to understand the individual perspectives … .” (D. J. Williams, ACM Computing Reviews, January, 2013)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Emotions Are at the Core of Individual Social Performance

    Kotrschal, Kurt

    Pages 3-21

  • Hormonal Modulation of Aggression: With a Focus on Teleost Studies

    Shinozuka, Kazutaka

    Pages 23-47

  • Emotional Birds—Or Advanced Cognitive Processing?

    Pepperberg, Irene M.

    Pages 49-62

  • Why Do Dolphins Smile? A Comparative Perspective on Dolphin Emotions and Emotional Expressions

    Kuczaj, Stan A. (et al.)

    Pages 63-85

  • Play and Emotion

    Kuczaj, Stan A. (et al.)

    Pages 87-112

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Emotions of Animals and Humans
Book Subtitle
Comparative Perspectives
Editors
  • Shigeru Watanabe
  • Stan A. Kuczaj
Series Title
The Science of the Mind
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54123-3
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54123-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54122-6
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-54748-8
Series ISSN
2192-6646
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 286
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