What can animal emotions teach us about ourselves?

The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London

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Tue 28th May 2019

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Where:The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:19.00 - 20.30
Admission:£16 adults, £10 concessions, £7 members

About the event

Biologist, primatologist and best-selling author Frans de Waal reviews the evidence for animal emotions, starting with primate facial expressions. He will argue that all of our emotions can be found one way or another in other species. The whole idea that there is just a handful of “basic” or “primary” emotions (fear, anger, joy), and that all other emotions (jealousy, guilt, love, hope) are uniquely human doesn’t make sense. Emotions are like organs. We possess not a single organ that is unique to us. Similarly, although we have emotions that go deeper or are more varied than in other species, none of them is entirely new.

Official Link: https://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2019/may/patrons-present-animal-emotions

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