The Resource Why humans like to cry : tragedy, evolution, and the brain, Michael Trimble

Why humans like to cry : tragedy, evolution, and the brain, Michael Trimble

Label
Why humans like to cry : tragedy, evolution, and the brain
Title
Why humans like to cry
Title remainder
tragedy, evolution, and the brain
Statement of responsibility
Michael Trimble
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Human beings are the only species to have evolved the trait of emotional crying. We weep at tragedies in our lives and in those of others - remarkably even when they are fictional characters in film, opera, music, novels, and theatre. Why have we developed art forms - most powerfully, music - which move us to sadness and tears? This question forms the backdrop to Michael Trimble's discussion of emotional crying, its physiology, and its evolutionary implications. His exploration examines the connections with other distinctively human features: the development of language, self-consciousness, re
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
152.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.C88
LC item number
T75 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Why humans like to cry : tragedy, evolution, and the brain, Michael Trimble
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Contents; List of Figures; 1 Introduction; 2 Crying; 3 The Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Crying; 4 Evolution; 5 Tragedy and Tears; 6 Tearful Logic; 7 Why Do We Get Pleasure from Crying at the Theatre?; APPENDICES; 1 Neuroanatomy; 2 Glossary of Terms; A; B; C; D; E; G; H; I; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; W; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Control code
ocn815422294
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 232 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191644412
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b36610094
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)815422294
  • ebscoaca0191644412

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