How we feel about robots that feel
MIT Technology Review - 10/24/2017
According to scientists such as the psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett, a professor at Northeastern University, it is becoming increasingly clear that our emotions vary widely depending on the culture we’re raised in. They even vary widely within an individual in different situations. In fact, though we share the general feelings that make up what’s known as “affect” (pleasure, displeasure, arousal, and calmness) with most other humans and many other animals, our more acute and specific emotions vary more than they follow particular norms.