Emotions are not universal – we build them for ourselves

 作者:易僬     |      日期:2019-03-01 05:18:05
Ken Richardson What are emotions? The classical view says your brain is off, then something happens and a defined set of neurons fires to cause an emotion. So, say a snake slithers towards you – it supposedly triggers a built-in circuit for fear: your heart races, you sweat and you make a specific, universal facial expression that everybody in the world can recognise. Every time you feel fear, the same neurons produce the same reaction,