Dissecting Emotions

During an intense emotion episode all storts of things change. After hearing an insulting comment your blood pressure and heart rate rise, your brows lower and eyes bug out, you become less tolerant of obstacles and more tolerant of risks, and you believe that you deserve an apology. How do all of these symptoms fit together? What part is the emotion? Emotion researchers are surprisingly divided about these basic questions.

Dr. Daniel Shargel - Assistant Professor of Philosophy