Emotion: Real life examples
"When Emotions Make Better Decisions - Antonio Damasio." YouTube. YouTube. Web. 12 June 2015. - This video was published by ForaTV
Antonio Damasio, noted researcher and professor of neuroscience at USC, explains how emotions are integral to decision-making. He discusses his experiences working with people with brain damage who are unable to decide things as simple as where to go to dinner.
This clip is from the documentary Who the *$%& is Jackson Pollock? (2006)
In the documentary “Who the *$&% is Jackson Pollock” Teri Horton purchased a $5 painting which she believed to be horrendous. One of Teri’s friends believed the painting to be a Jackson Pollock, which led her to send the painting for authentication. The validation done by the experts was largely based on their emotional connection towards alleged Jackson Pollock. Their final decision declared the painting was not done by Pollock, but in fact was just a thrift store purchase. While Teri was able to obtain forensic evidence connecting the painting to Pollock, the art world refused to accept it as his work, due to lack of emotions which have been displayed in his previous works. Throughout her journey Teri eventually developed an emotional attachment to a painting she initially thought was horrendous. Teri was offered $9 million in exchange for this unauthenticated work of art, she strongly refused to sell due to her emotional attachment. Through prolonged exposure to a work of art one may develop sentimental attachment.