Chapter 3: Feeling Oxytocin
What does it feel like to have your brain flooded with oxytocin?
My lab investigated this by having people watch a short video clip of a two-year-old boy named Ben with terminal brain cancer.
Adam Smith claimed that we have "moral sentiments" in 1759. Does this idea have any traction?
Our experiments using "Ben's story" helped us find out.
Can we actually feel what others are feeling?
Look at this picture and find out.
Why do we attribute human traits and emotions to objects that move?
See this classic video from 1944 and describe what is happening. Nearly everyone uses emotional terms.