Mamas Last Hug

Mamas Last Hug Read Author Frans De Waal New York Times Best Selling Author And Primatologist Frans De Waal Explores The Fascinating World Of Animal And Human Emotions.Frans De Waal Has Spent Four Decades At The Forefront Of Animal Research Following Up On The Best Selling Are We Smart Enough To Know How Smart Animals Are , Which Investigated Animal Intelligence, Mama S Last Hug Delivers A Fascinating Exploration Of The Rich Emotional Lives Of Animals.Mama S Last Hug Begins With The Death Of Mama, A Chimpanzee Matriarch Who Formed A Deep Bond With Biologist Jan Van Hooff When Mama Was Dying, Van Hooff Took The Unusual Step Of Visiting Her In Her Night Cage For A Last Hug Their Goodbyes Were Filmed And Went Viral Millions Of People Were Deeply Moved By The Way Mama Embraced The Professor, Welcoming Him With A Big Smile While Reassuring Him By Patting His Neck, In A Gesture Often Considered Typically Human But That Is In Fact Common To All Primates This Story And Others Like It Form The Core Of De Waal S Argument, Showing That Humans Are Not The Only Species With The Capacity For Love, Hate, Fear, Shame, Guilt, Joy, Disgust, And Empathy.De Waal Discusses Facial Expressions, The Emotions Behind Human Politics, The Illusion Of Free Will, Animal Sentience, And, Of Course, Mama S Life And Death The Message Is One Of Continuity Between Us And Other Species, Such As The Radical Proposal That Emotions Are Like Organs We Don T Have A Single Organ That Other Animals Don T Have, And The Same Is True For Our Emotions Mama S Last Hug Opens Our Hearts And Minds To The Many Ways In Which Humans And Other Animals Are Connected, Transforming How We View The Living World Around Us.Mamas Last Hug

Frans de Waal has been named one of Time magazine s 100 Most Influential People The author of Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are , among many other works, he is the C H Candler Professor in Emory University s Psychology Department and director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Mamas Last Hug
  • Frans de Waal
  • English
  • 10 March 2019
  • 9780393635065

10 thoughts on “Mamas Last Hug

  1. says:

    As a student, realizing that my biology books were of little help explaining chimpanzee behavior, I picked up a copy of Machiavelli s The Prince It offered an insightful, unadorned account of human behavior based on real life observations of the Borgias, the Medici, and the popes The book put me in the right frame of mind to write about ape politics at the zoo We know our own inner states imperfectly and often mislead both ourselves and those around us We re masters of fake happiness, suppressed fear, and misguided love This is why I m pleased to work with nonlinguistic creatures I m forced to guess their feelings, but at least they never lead me astray by what they tell me about themselves Jan van Hoof image from Utrechtse Bilologen VerenigingJan van Hoof was two months shy of eighty years old and Mama was one month shy of fifty nine when they said their goodbyes They had known each other for forty years She d been sleeping a lot, had lost considerable weight, which was not surprising for one of the world s oldest zoo chimpanzees, but she finall...

  2. says:

    Frans de Waal s latest book, Mama s Last Hug Animal and Human Emotions, is a survey of various emotions what they are, when they arise, and how they are identified in both animals and humans Each chapter covers a different set of emotions or concepts related to them, such as emotional intelligence and sentience, described with a plentiful assortment of de Waal s firsthand anecdotes from his decades studying primates as well as summaries of other scientific publications In short, he asserts and with much credible evidence that not only do animals have rich emotional lives, but they very much parallel that of humans Anyone who has a pet at home perhaps will shrug at why this is such a big deal Like other people who own pets, I m no stranger to describing the behavior of my cats in emotional terms they become mopey and depressed when my suitcases come out and they know I m going to be gone for a while when I come home from work or a trip they re ecstatic to see me they get frustrated when their food or water dish has b...

  3. says:

    Orhan Pamuk ve Javier Marias n yeni roman n nas l bekliyorsam De Waal in yeni kitab n da ayn heyecanla bekliyorum Metis bug ne kadar 3 kitab dilimize kazand rd diye biliyorum Umar m bu da k sa bir s re i erisinde evrilir A a da uzun bir review var ama baz uyar lar ba tan yapay m da kimse k zmas n Yaz uzun oldu u i in ben ne dedi ime odaklan rken bunu nas l s yledi ime ok zenmedim yani konu tu um gibi yazd m Baz yerlerde plaza al an gibi akademi de b yle maalesef ngilizce kelimeler kulland m, c mleler yer yer d k, nadiren de olsa seviye de avamla yor Raz ysan z ba layal m S kl kla hayvanlar n leceklerini ng rd klerini iddia ederiz zellikle kedilerin leceklerini anlay p sakland klar n Bunu bilmemizin imk ns z oldu unu belirtiyor De Waal Ac nedeniyle ya da yaln z kalmak istedikleri i in de saklanm olabilirler ve hayvanlar n leceklerini anlay p anlamad klar n bilmemiz u an i in imk ns z.Kuif empanze s t yetmedi inden evvelce yapt do umlardan sonra yavrular n kaybetmi Akabinde b y k depresyonlara girmi , yemek yemeyi reddetmi , l klar atm De ...

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    Animal Emotions Early ethologists studied animal behavior to understand a shared motivation Their experimental setup was elegant and objective, but the underlying motivation for animal behavior was ignored For example, fear and anger, and the animal reactions to it were carefully examined and conclusions were drawn The prevailing assumption in these studies were that animals had instincts that gave inborn actions triggered by a situation Behavioral biologists have changed this approach because the instincts are inflexible, and they have started to look from the point of emotions which allow flexibility They prime body and mind, but do not dictate any specific course of actions Emotions are neither invisible nor impossible to study they can be measured Levels of biomolecules associated with emotional experiences, from the cuddle hormone oxytocin to the stress hormone cortisol, can easily be determined The hormones are virtually identical across the board from humans to birds to invertebrates.The artificial intelligence AI recognize the importance of emotions AI with emotions would interact with humans with empathy and human like emotions, and hopefully do not destroy mankind when they become too powerful It is expected to facilitate engagement and working together for common good In this book, the author, a well known primatologist proposes that animals experience emotions in the same way as humans do Emotions infuse everyth...

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    Educational, entertaining, enlightening, evidentiary de Waal is devoted to his subject both intellectually and emotionally, and once you ve read the book, you might believe as I do that that s the same fidelity It took me all of the book to grasp that emotions are not feelings, and it s taken the behaviorist, psychologist, biologist schools decades to sort it as well We and this we perhaps has an arrow pointed at American studies for the perpetuation of this misconception accept that animals are lower on the evolutionary ladder than the venerated us Humans talk And talk and talk Other sentient beings don t Not to us, which disqualifies them from apex status But then we aren t all that great at observing without being told what to see For this reason alone, I ve never been sure that homo sapiens earned its pedestal topping roost Fierce listening, as my friend says, is what we need Observation and listening are Waal sorts sentience into tiers, and you will be fas...

  6. says:

    I recently went to the zoo at the behest of a friend of mine I hadn t been to a proper zoo since I was a child and was reminded why I hadn t been in such a long time Animals in small enclosures, appearing listless with nothing to stimulate them, was for me the opposite of entertaining It was profoundly moving but not perhaps in the sense that my acquaintance might have wished Particularly disturbing to me was seeing the macaques, gorillas, chimpanzees, and other primates When my friend sensed that I was not happy to see them despite my love of bonobos and chimpanzees in particular, I explained how sad it was to see these profoundly social animals with intricate friendship and family bonds be isolated by themselves in a small cage In Mama s Last Hug , Frans De Waal doesn t go deeply into how zoos are problematic he does briefly touch on it but he does ask and defend the question as to whether primates in particular are capable of emotions If you ve read De Waal before you are probably familiar with his answer but here he uses his...

  7. says:

    I won this in a Goodreads giveaway What a wonderful book I enjoyed it and would highly recommend it

  8. says:

    I loved this book, although I found it very similar to another of Frans de Waal s books, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are , which deals with animal intelligence while this one deals with emotions As the author points out, the two are intertwined Apparently the fact that other animals have feelings and emotions very similar to our own comes as a surprise to many people, including scientists I, like the author, think it s obvious that they do, as would anyone who had any kind of close relationship with a dog, horse, primate or bird The author gives solid evidence of sentience in fish, and the intelligence of octopuses is well documented So, while I enjoyed this book immensely, loved the anecdotes this seasoned primatologist colorfully presents, and found his views regarding our treatment of other living things logically flawless, the whole point of the book is, to me, blindingly obvious Unfortunately, this is evidently not true for...

  9. says:

    Wonderfully written book about animal emotions The main focus is on apes, but lots about other animals as well He has a good way of labeling some things as not quite facts but as well supported scientific conjectures.

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