[Mama's Last Hug Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves] Read ì Frans de Waal

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  • Mama's Last Hug Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves
  • Frans de Waal
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  • 04 January 2020
  • 9780393635065

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Free read ¸ Mama's Last Hug Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves Ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Was dying van Hooff took the unusual step of visiting her in her night cage for a last hug Their goodbyes were filmed and went viral Millions of people were deeply moved by the way Mama embraced the professor welcoming him with a big smile while reassuring him by patting his neck in a gesture often considered typically human but that is in fact common to all primates This story and others like it form the core of de Waal’s argument showing that humans are not the only species with the capacity for love hate fear shame guilt joy disgust a. Frans DeWaal is a primatologist who has studied animal emotions for decades This fascinating book explores the rich emotional lives of animals Relating observations and laboratory experiments we are told of emotions found not only in primates but rats moles and fish Due to a lack of language in these groups at least a language humans understand science has been skeptical about the existence of emotions They can t tell us when they are sad joyful envious They unlike humans cannot lie about what they are experiencing De Waal also believes that reluctance to accept their emotions may stem from an unwillingness to grant complex emotions to lower life forms After all isn t that what makes us superior Thankfully science is changing and that will trickle down to the general public We should respect all life We should care about their habitats and their handling and uality of life if used for consumption Some progress is being made but we have a long way still to goDeWaal is not just extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his subject but he is an engaging writer I highly recommend this bookWe tend to underestimate the emotions that organize our lives and institutions but they are at the core of everything we do and are The desire to control others is a driving force behind many social processes and imposes structure on primate societies From Trump and Clinton s uest to lead the nation to bonobo mothers who come to blows over their sons the power motive is pervasive and plain to see It has led to some of our highest achievements under inspiring leaders but it also has a disturbing track record of violence including the political assassinations to which our own species is no stranger Emotions can be good bad and ugly which is as true for animals as it is for us

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Free read ¸ Mama's Last Hug Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves Ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Nd empathyDe Waal discusses facial expressions the emotions behind human politics the illusion of free will animal sentience and of course Mama’s life and death The message is one of continuity between us and other species such as the radical proposal that emotions are like organs we don’t have a single organ that other animals don’t have and the same is true for our emotions Mama’s Last Hug opens our hearts and minds to the many ways in which humans and other animals are connected transforming how we view the living world around u. Frans de Waal is one of that generation of biologists who when starting in their field had to struggle with an intellectual climate or less opposed on principle to thinking about the inner lives or emotions of animals Like Jane Goodall who violated norms by naming rather than numbering the chimpanzees she was observing he was somewhat of a revolutionary for advocating the patently obvious position that humans are not the only mammals to have emotions and distinct personalities But then in the mid 20th century even research in the emotions of humans was somewhat suspect as the extreme Behaviorists considered anything other than behavior to be improper for scientific considerationFortunately times have changed but de Waal is still a bit angry about it Not that his writing is by and large ranty or angry if I may engage in a bit of speculation about his internal mental state for a moment But from time to time he does get just a tiny bit curmudgeonly about the fact that he had to spend a good bit of his early career battling the intellectual headwinds that hit anyone who thought that non human animals thought and importantly feltWhich is a bit odd because not only is this common knowledge which any farmer veterinarian or pet owner could have told you but it is also very much in line with the Copernican Principle This is the pattern not as precise as a scientific law a rule of thumb that scientific progress tends to move in the direction of You Are Not So Special Humanity Earth is not the center of the Universe Neither is the Sun Humans came about long after the universe had been going and we are related to every other living thing on earth some of whom are relatively close relations It is predictable from the Copernican Principle that just about anything that humans can do language toolmaking feeling emotions has antecedents in other speciesThere are a few times when I was a bit skeptical of his arguments if not of his conclusions For example he makes reference to the now famous pencil held in your teeth makes you find things to be funnier because it forces you into a smile study without acknowledging that there has been uite a bit of trouble in replications of this finding Now it may be that this result will be upheld upon closer study but given all the attention paid to replication in the social sciences in recent years you would think that it would at least be acknowledged that there was a uestionStill there is clearly a lot in common between human emotions and those of other mammals and perhaps even in some cases non mammalian species The Mama of the title refers to a chimpanzee matriarch who managed to retain her alpha female status for many years largely by deftly managing the emotions of herself and others in her troop Very late in her life she was visited by Jan van Hooff an also elderly researcher who supervised de Waal s dissertation decades before The video accumulated several million views you can see it here The reason is that the emotional content is not difficult to interpret the chimpanzee is surprised and enthusiastic about seeing the familiar human face Chimpanzees are far stronger than humans and unless you have raised one from infancy it is dangerous to be near one without some form of protection from mood swings If we are told that this was the first ever time that they had met without bars in between even though they had been interacting for forty years it certainly adds something to our understanding of the event but I think even without this knowledge the emotional content of the chimpanzee s reaction is pretty clearOne could of course come up with some sort of explanation of the various physical acts that did not mention the word emotion or any related concept You could also probably come up with an explanation of why the planets move across the sky in the way they do without referencing the fact that they and the Earth are all in orbit around the Sun But the simplest explanation by far is that they feel many of the same emotions that humans do and so for the same reason that well before we had rocketry enough to literally prove it we accepted Copernicus heliocentric model we should probably assume that mammals have emotions unless there is some advantage in predictive power in assuming otherwiseIf I have any criticism of this book it would be that much of the same ground was covered in his previous book Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are But it is still a good read and the overlap is not so complete as to make reading this book superfluousI have to say also that I found de Waal s sketches and drawings to be charming More scientists should attempt to draw it s a humanizing touch Also their knowledge some of it subconscious of which features matter most can at times make their drawings informative than a photographAll told a worthy if imperfect book on a topic that anyone with emotions can learn from

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Free read ¸ Mama's Last Hug Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves Ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free New York Times best selling author and primatologist Frans de Waal explores the fascinating world of animal and human emotionsFrans de Waal has spent four decades at the forefront of animal research Following up on the best selling Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are which investigated animal intelligence Mama’s Last Hug delivers a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animalsMama’s Last Hug begins with the death of Mama a chimpanzee matriarch who formed a deep bond with biologist Jan van Hooff When Mama. 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Getting closer to a full match Same emotional reactions concerning love fear hate etc Got it monkey owned Excuse me but could someone please explain the difference to me again I mean even the throwing sh3 thing seems to be matching be it verbally or in some rare cases ahemBoth the neurological and social development are so closely related that the functioning systems kept growing inside our heads and got probably a little bit modified regarding impulse control subtleness and intelligence but nature didn t change much in this running system Take away food shelter and punishment and we are again where we were millions of years ago extremely dangerous group raiders with an integrated attitude to madness This is especially funny because there are no lesser intelligent animals especially biological very similar mammals that have the same rate of lunatics that naturally occur because something like a human brain can t be constructed or civilized without some damage When there are millions of rabbits deer mice or cows their behavioral anomalies are so few compared to when one puts a few million people together in one placeOne implication is that like bonobos and chimpanzees human society has different attitudes depending on the social structure And as both humans and monkeys keep evolving many new variants may grow out of the few concepts with the main difference that humans could form an environment for many experiments and plentiful family and social structures instead of the few monocultures we see today With each acceptable ideology that doesn t include harming discriminating or erasing other groups many experiments would be possible with volunteer groups of environmentalists futurists etc that want to try out something new How to prevent them from going the way of sects and extremists might be a tricky topic but at least the indoctrinated way of how to live would fall apartA huge misuse of anthropomorphism has been the tendency to think that we great humans should 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