Understanding the nature of emotional feelings.Understanding the nature of emotional feelings.Theme:brain, brain development, emotionsSummaryTranscript
Regrettably, recognizing how much we share with the animals has not been a major perspective for understanding the human brain and the human mind. Psychology has philosophical traditions that go back to Descartes and dualism--that mind and body are separable. In contrast, his young colleague, Spinoza, said, “No, there is not a dualism here; there is one very complex process. The mind is unified with the body and the brain.” I think that with the modern view, practically all scientists agree with that, but our science education systems are not yet designed to accept that as a given.