Feeling Smart: Why our Emotions are More Rational than We Think 

Lecture

Feeling Smart: Why our Emotions are More Rational than We Think

when 6:30‐8pm where NYUAD Campus, Conference Center who NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
Open to the Public

Feeling Smart: Why our Emotions are More Rational than We Think 

Feeling Smart (Perseus Books Group, 2015) deals with the relationship between our emotional being and our rational one, and the implications of this relationship to areas such as economics, business, romance and the social interactions. This talk addresses the following questions: Are emotions and rationality two separate systems? Can we synthesize emotions? What is the difference between autonomous and interactive emotions. What is the role of altruism in promoting self‐interest? This talk also examines recent research findings on the "love hormone" Oxytocin, and in particular the implications for economic and social interactions.

Speaker
Eyal Winter, Andrews and Elizabeth Brunner Professor of Economics, Lancaster University; Author of "Feeling Smart: Why our Emotions are More Rational than We Think" (Perseus Books Group, 2015)

Hosted by
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute


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