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Speaker(s): Professor Lisa Bortolotti, Professor Giovanna Colombetti; Dr Benedetto De Martino

Recorded on 18 January 2016 at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

From financial decisions to medical choices and political beliefs, emotion plays a crucial role. What is emotion and what is it good for? How is it represented in the brain and do human emotions differ from other animals? We will discuss the notion that emotion is the primary factor that controls our every action.

Lisa Bortolotti (@lisabortolotti) is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Birmingham.

Giovanna Colombetti is Associate Professor at the University of Exeter.

Benedetto De Martino (@bendemartino) is Sir Henry Dale Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge.

Tali Sharot is Director of the Affective Brain Lab, a Reader in the Department of Experimental Psychology, UCL and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow.

The Forum for European Philosophy (@ForumPhilosophy) is an educational charity that organises a full and varied programme of philosophy and interdisciplinary events in the UK.

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