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However, the earliest precursors of the word likely date back to the very origins of language. Emotions are brief in duration and consist of a coordinated set of responses, which may include physiologicalbehaviouraland neural mechanisms.
This has been called the "laterality- valence hypothesis". Six emotions have been classified as basic: However, this distinction is difficult to maintain, and animals are often said to express even the complex emotions.
This approach refuses to ascribe to an animal a capability beyond the least demanding that would explain a behaviour; anything more than this is seen as unwarranted anthropomorphism.
The behaviourist argument is, why should humans postulate consciousness and all its near-human implications in animals to explain some behaviour, if mere stimulus-response is a sufficient explanation to produce the same effects? The cautious wording of Dixon exemplifies this viewpoint: Furthermore, it is sometimes argued that emotionality is a morally relevant psychological state shared by humans and non humans.
What is missing from the philosophical literature that makes reference to emotions in animals is an attempt to clarify and defend some particular account of the nature of emotion, and the role that emotions play in a characterization of human nature. I argue in this paper that some analyses of emotion are more credible than others.
Because this is so, the thesis that humans and nonhumans share emotions may well be a more difficult case to make than has been recognized thus far. The standard reference work, The Oxford Companion to Animal Behaviour, advises animal behaviourists that "One is well advised to study the behaviour, rather than attempting to get at any underlying emotion.
There is considerable uncertainty and difficulty related to the interpretation and ambiguity of emotion: But does this mean an animal feels—is aware of—pain as we are, or does it merely mean it is programmed to act a certain way with certain stimuli? Similar questions can be asked of any activity an animal including a human might undertake, in principle.
Many scientists regard all emotion and cognition in humans and animals as having a purely mechanistic basis. Lloyd Morgan published Morgan's Canona specialised form of Occam's razor used in ethologyin which he stated: First, The Principle of Serviceable Habits takes a Lamarckian stance by suggesting that emotional expressions that are useful will be passed on to the offspring.
Second, The Principle of Antithesis suggests that some expressions exist merely because they oppose an expression that is useful. Third, The Principle of the Direct Action of the Excited Nervous System on the Body suggests that emotional expression occurs when nervous energy has passed a threshold and needs to be released.
For example, Darwin remarks that humans often present their canine teeth when sneering in rage, and he suggests that this means that a human ancestor probably utilized their teeth in aggressive action. Examples of tail position indicating different emotions in dogs "Small dog watching a cat on a table" "Dog approaching another dog with hostile intentions" "Dog in a humble and affectionate frame of mind" "Half-bred shepherd dog" Anecdotal approach[ edit ] Evidence for emotions in animals has been primarily anecdotal, from individuals who interact with pets or captive animals on a regular basis.
However, critics of animals having emotions often suggest that anthropomorphism is a motivating factor in the interpretation of the observed behaviours. Much of the debate is caused by the difficulty in defining emotions and the cognitive requirements thought necessary for animals to experience emotions in a similar way to humans.
What is known about human emotion is almost all related or in relation to human communication. Scientific approach[ edit ] In recent years, the scientific community has become increasingly supportive of the idea of emotions in animals.
Scientific research has provided insight into similarities of physiological changes between humans and animals when experiencing emotion. Recent attempts in studying emotions in animals have led to new constructions in experimental and information gathering. Professor Marian Dawkins suggested that emotions could be studied on a functional or a mechanistic basis.
Dawkins suggests that merely mechanistic or functional research will provide the answer on its own, but suggests that a mixture of the two would yield the most significant results.Animals in Science / Research. Home; Research; Proponents of animal research are varied and well funded.
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