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Seminar | When Love Ignites

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On the 16th April, the seminar " When Love Ignites: The Warm Heart, Goosebumps, and Joyful Tears of Kama Muta ", presented by Professor Alan Fiske (Department of Anthropology, University of California – Los Angeles), will take place at ISCTE-IUL.

This seminar will take place at the Afonso de Barros Auditorium - Autonoma Wing, from 14h30 to 16h30.

Important: Due to logistic reasons and space limitation, those interested in attending this workshop should let me know at marco.rego@iscte-iul.pt so I can register your attendance.

The summary of the seminar reads:

Abrupt changes in social motives are experienced as emotions. In particular, sudden intensification of a communal sharing (CS) relationship is felt as an emotion we call “kama muta” (Sanskrit ‘moved by love’). Vernacular approximations include comovido, being moved, touched, heart-warming, rapture – although none of these exactly correspond to the psychological phenomenon. People experience kama muta (KM) when CS relationships suddenly intensify, for example, when seeing the first ultrasound of their baby, when the baby is born, in reunions, when receiving a great kindness, at patriotic and memorial ceremonies, when feeling a deity’s love, watching Pixar movies, or when seeing someone else experience KM.