Emotions and Cognition
Passion and Reason
Emotions Prioritize Thoughts, Goals, and Actions
Three Perspectives on Emotions in Cognitive Functioning
Feelings as Information
Styles of Processing
Effects of Moods and Emotions on Cognitive Functioning
Effects on Remembering
Emotions and the Law
Rules of Morality, Rules of Obligation
To Think About and Discuss
FIGURE 10.0 Reason, advised by Divine Grace, holds the Passions, Feare, Despaire, Choler, and others in chains. The caption starts: “Passions araing'd by Reason here you see/As she's Advis'd by Grace Divine. … ” From Senault (1671).
The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.
Blaise Pascal, pensées, iv
On July 2, 1860, Eadweard Muybridge, a founding figure in photography, boarded a stagecoach for St. Louis, where he was to catch a train and make his way to Europe to buy rare books for his San Francisco bookstore. In northeastern Texas the driver of the stagecoach lost control of the horses, and the coach careened down a mountainside. In the crash, Muybridge was thrown headfirst into a tree. Miraculously he survived and, although he suffered serious brain damage, he made the trip to England, where he spent six vague years recuperating.
Muybridge returned ...