TEDTalks Paul Bloom, The Origins of Pleasure /

Why is an original painting preferred over a known forgery? In this TEDTalk, psychologist Paul Bloom argues that human beings are essentialists - that beliefs about the history of an object change how we experience it, not simply as an illusion, but as a deep feature of what pleasure (and pain) is....

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Corporate Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Films Media Group., TED Conferences LLC.
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2011.
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Summary: Why is an original painting preferred over a known forgery? In this TEDTalk, psychologist Paul Bloom argues that human beings are essentialists - that beliefs about the history of an object change how we experience it, not simply as an illusion, but as a deep feature of what pleasure (and pain) is. Bloom points to the fact that erotic attraction to another may vanish upon learning that that person is much older, much younger, or a different gender than originally thought, and that the enjoyment of food depends partly on what it is we believe we're eating.
Item Description: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on January 28, 2012.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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