Emotion is any conscious experience characterized by intense mental activity and a certain degree of pleasure or displeasure. Scientific discourse has drifted to other meanings and there is no consensus on a definition. Emotion is often intertwined with mood, temperament, personality, disposition, and motivation. In some theories, cognition is an important aspect of emotion. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emotion
- most emotion scientists agree that there are at least five core emotions. Dr. Ekman’s research shows the strongest evidence to date of seven universal facial expressions of emotions. List: Anger, Disgust, Fear, Surprise, Happiness, Sadness, Contempt.
- or maybe 4 is enough. This leaves us with four "basic" emotions, according to this study: glad/happy, sad, afraid/surprised, and mad/angry/disgusted. These, the researchers say, are our biologically based facial signals—though distinctions exist between surprise and fear and between anger and disgust, the experiment suggests that these differences developed later, more for social reasons than survival ones.
- May'2016: Paul Ekman's atlas, built for the Dalai Lama.
- Oct'2016: maybe not so universal?
See discussion of "motes" in After On.
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