About this book
Looks at and explains the psychological, physiological and biological reasons for crying. Also explores our love of tragedy in art forms and the particular emotional power of music.
Human beings are the only species to have evolved the trait of emotional crying. We even create music, fiction, film, and theatre - 'Tragedy' - to encourage crying. Michael Trimble looks at the physiology and evolution of this unique human behaviour, exploring its links with language, consciousness, empathy, and religious practices.
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