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OU on the BBC: Ever Wondered...? - Emotion

Updated Tuesday, 8th August 2006

Have you ever wondered why we have emotions?

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A girl crying Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: BBC Tingling?
Simon Callow explores the chiming in our spine: Why does music make us tingle?...

Timeless?
...while Julie Peasgood finds exactly what it is that makes an evocative song.

Laughing?
Jenny Eclair is virtually questioning her entire raison d'etre when she asks why do we like to laugh?

Emotional?
Laughing; crying; angered; giggling. We've got a whole bunch of emotions, but what are they for? Why do we have emotions?

First broadcast: Saturday 29 Apr 2000 on BBC TWO

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