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We blush in shame, scream in anger, cry in sorrow, laugh in joy and freeze in fear. Emotions are often seen as weaknesses that get in the way of rationality. But is that really the case? Could mankind do without emotions? (Dutch / SG Certificate*)

Time: 20:00 - 21:30. Livestream (link follows shortly).

The emotional human
Speaker is Ad Vingerhoets, emeritus professor of emotions and well-being. His new book De Emotionele Mens (The emotional human) will be published in bookshops this month. Without emotions, mankind would not have survived, and our social and moral functioning would be in a sorry state, according to Vingerhoets. In this Science Café, he shares the latest scientific insights on the usefulness of human emotions and argues for a revaluation of the emotional human being.

Due to current …

We blush in shame, scream in anger, cry in sorrow, laugh in joy and freeze in fear. Emotions are often seen as weaknesses that get in the way of rationality. But is that really the case? Could mankind do without emotions? (Dutch / SG Certificate*)

Time: 20:00 - 21:30. Livestream (link follows shortly).

The emotional human
Speaker is Ad Vingerhoets, emeritus professor of emotions and well-being. His new book De Emotionele Mens (The emotional human) will be published in bookshops this month. Without emotions, mankind would not have survived, and our social and moral functioning would be in a sorry state, according to Vingerhoets. In this Science Café, he shares the latest scientific insights on the usefulness of human emotions and argues for a revaluation of the emotional human being.

Due to current coronation measures, this Science Café can only be attended online. You can use the chat function to ask questions that we will put to the speaker. After 20 May, the recording will remain online. The link to the livestream will follow a.s.a.p.

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This evening is organised by Science Café Tilburg in collaboration with Studium Generale.

Contact: Has Klerx (Studium Generale)

Photo: © Stuart Hamilton via CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

* For students, this programme can count towards the SG-Certificate. Check the SG Certificate website for all the conditions.

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