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The Origin of Shared Feelings

Posted on 15 January 2016

As part of the York Festival of Ideas (7-19 June), PALAEO will be running an event 'The Origin of Shared Feelings'

Many of our strongest feelings are shared with others – we feel a mutual sense of grief at the passing of a loved one, compassion for suffering, awe and inspiration in what we find beautiful, or feel elevated by music. Why did we develop a capacity to feel such intense shared emotions, and when and where did they emerge in our ancestral past? In this event leading international specialists from Philosophy and Archaeology present their recent research and debate the origins of our shared feelings.

The event will comprise talks and a panel discussion by the following researchers: 


Date: 18th June 2016

Time: 10:30 - 13:00

Venue: The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York