Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-3 of 3 items for:

  • Keywords: art x
  • Evolutionary Psychology x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Why Only Humans Weep: Unravelling the mysteries of tears

Ad Vingerhoets

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198570240
eISBN:
9780191744723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570240.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This book addresses the question why humans are the only animal species that produce emotional tears. The book brings together relevant theories and research from very different disciplines varying ... More


A cultural historical perspective of tears

Ad Vingerhoets

in Why Only Humans Weep: Unravelling the mysteries of tears

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198570240
eISBN:
9780191744723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570240.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter depicts how tears throughout ages have played a role in (creation) myths and legends, the literature (including the Bible), and the visual arts. Tears have fascinated men since classic ... More


Touch in the museum: Sculpture, art, aesthetics, and visual impairment

Alberto Gallace and Charles Spence

in In Touch with the Future: The sense of touch from cognitive neuroscience to virtual reality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199644469
eISBN:
9780191760587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644469.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Aesthetics judgments are a constant and unavoidable part of our life, spreading across both the arts and the sciences. In fact, most of our everyday choices are based on aesthetic criteria. Most of ... More


View: