Why do we Love Sad Songs? — Are you a sucker for a sad song? "Greensleeves." "Yesterday" by the Beatles. For some reason, we love a melancholy tune. But why?
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Second That Emotion — So you weep at sappy commercials and give drivers the bird. Have no regrets: emotion is what makes us human! Discover the survival value in feeling disgust … why humans are terrible liars … and how despair fuels creativity. Also, mis-firing emotions and the emotional consequences of facial paralysis. And why E.T. will need to feel fear and joy to survive.
Why Does Music Provoke Emotion? — A well-crafted piece of music can bring us to incredible highs and crushing lows, sometimes within the same song. Why does music affect humans this way? Join Chuck, Josh and special guest cellist Ben Sollee as they get to the bottom of music and emotion.