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Emotions: Do They Control Us? (the Forum)
18 January 2016, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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, Professor of Philosophy (University of Birmingham)
Giovanna Colombetti, Associate Professor (University of Exeter)
Thomas Dixon, Director, Centre for the History of the Emotions (Queen Mary University of London)
Benedetto De Martino, Sir Henry Dale Senior Research Fellow, Department of Psychology (University of Cambridge)
Tali Sharot, Director of the Affective Brain Lab, Reader in the Department of Experimental Psychology, UCL and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow