How are emotions adaptive?

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Facial expressions communicate emotion

People from multiple cultures interpret a particular facial expression as representing the same emotion.

Emotions serve cognitive functions

We use our emotions as a guide when making decisions. One theory is that we use emotions as somatic markers informing our behaviours - meaning we interpret our bodies responses and use that information to help make decisions.

Emotions strengthen interpersonal relations

Social bonds are strengthened when we can read other people's emotions accurately.

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