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  • Mama's Last Hug Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves
  • Frans de Waal
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  • 03 May 2019
  • 9780393635065

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CHARACTERS Mama's Last Hug Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves 107 New York Times best selling author and primatologist Frans de Waal explores the fascinating world of animal and human emotionsFrans de Waal has spent four decades at the forefront of animal research Following up on the best selling Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are which investigated animal intelligence Mama’s Last Hug delivers a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animalsMama’s Last Hug begins with the death of Mama a chimpanzee matriarch who formed a deep bond with biologist Jan van Hooff When Mama. As a student realizing that my biology books were of little help explaining chimpanzee behavior I picked up a copy of Machiavelli s The Prince It offered an insightful unadorned account of human behavior based on real life observations of the Borgias the Medici and the popes The book put me in the right frame of mind to write about ape politics at the zoo We know our own inner states imperfectly and often mislead both ourselves and those around us We re masters of fake happiness suppressed fear and misguided love This is why I m pleased to work with nonlinguistic creatures I m forced to guess their feelings but at least they never lead me astray by what they tell me about themselves Jan van Hoof image from Utrechtse Bilologen Vereniging Jan van Hoof was two months shy of eighty years old and Mama was one month shy of fifty nine when they said their goodbyes They had known each other for forty years She d been sleeping a lot had lost considerable weight which was not surprising for one of the world s oldest zoo chimpanzees but she finally wakes up spots Jan and beams with a smile far wider than any human could produce She bleats out a high pitched call of greeting while reaching up for Jan s head pats the back of his neck and strokes his hair pulling him closer It is a moving moment that most of us might struggle to get through without releasing at least one or two tears of recognition And why not There are many ties that bind us than there are those that divide us And with this tearful scene we are delivered to a key uestion Just how different are humans from apes from animals in terms of our emotional livesMama image from Royal Burgers ZooIn 1980 the Dutch born author learned that a favorite chimpanzee alpha had been murdered by two male rivals in the colony It became a life changing event for him He was about to move to the USA and continue his study of apes but he realized that there was far too much that was not known about the roles of cooperation reconciliation pro social behavior and fairness in the animals relationships He redirected his life studies toward gaining a better understanding of such long neglected areas of animal behavioral research Frans de Waal image from wikipediaFranciscus Bernardus Maria Frans de Waal is now a world renowned primatologist and social psychologist who has broken much new ground in our understanding of animal psychology and emotion Competition was always studied in his field but de Waal was the first to establish intentional deception conflict resolution and a non human basis for empathy and morality A serious scientist whose popular writing has brought his theories to a wide readership his list of awards and recognitions would fill the page His most recent book is Are We Smart Enough To Know How Smart Animals Are Hopefully enough of us are The uestion here is whether we are perceptive enough to be able to recognize and appreciate animal emotionsMama the long time matriarch of the Burgers Zoo chimpanzee colony with her daughter Moniek At the time of this photo Mama was at the height of her power Image and text from the bookThis is not a book about Mama although her story does illustrate de Waal s point Many researchers appear to have an irresistible impulse to portray animals as entirely separate from people De Waal is interested in showing us that there is far less difference than human exceptionalists would like to think Are we really so different There have been many lines scientists have drawn that supposedly separate humans from animals that separate us from our biological roots Once it was claimed that humans are different because we use tools That lasted until researchers discovered that diverse sorts of creatures also use tools Brain size Number of neurons Nope nope More recently a difference maker has been claimed in our experiencing of emotions portraying animals as virtually mechanical Anyone with cats dogs or most other sorts of pets can assure you that our companion animals do indeed have emotions As do apparently other animals as well Now there is research to back up what is obvious to many of us The anthropomorphism argument that we merely project our emotions onto the animals being studied is rooted in human exceptionalism It reflects the desire to set humans apart and deny our animality To do so remains customary in the humanities and much of the social sciences which thrive on the notion that the human mind is somehow our own inventionModern neuroscience makes it impossible to maintain a sharp human animal dualism Bonobos are huggers Image by Jutta Hof taken from de Waal s FBAnd if we are not so different then what might be our common roots How did our emotions and how we behave come to be And by we I am not limiting that to people The work portrayed here raises many uestions about the origin of some characteristics of human beings about animals having a sense of time about the nutritional needs of hunter gatherers the role of neuron count in consciousness a definition of consciousness the role of individualism and socialization in species survival the impact of affection in early life on development ok take a breath We have trouble imagining fairness as an evolved trait partly due to how we depict nature Using evocative phrases such as survival of the fittest and nature red in tooth and claw we stress nature s cruelty leaving no room for fairness only the right of the strongest In the meantime we forget that animals often depend on each other and survive through cooperation In fact they struggle far against their environment or against hunger and disease than against each other Orangutan mother holding juvenile image by Max Block taken from de Waal s FBRested now Ok back to itwhether humans are alone in having free will the impact of increasing ineuality on longevity Is there a human instinct for war Do animals laugh or smile Can animals commit murder What is the relationship between intellect and emotion What does it mean to be an alpha male And where did our notion of that term originate What is the relationship between emotions and free will The difference between feelings and emotions I could go on but you get the picture The idea that we can achieve optimal sociality only by subduing human biology is antiuated It doesn t fit with what we know about hunter gatherers other primates or modern neuroscience It also promotes a seuential view first we had human biology then we got civilization whereas in reality the two have always gone hand in hand Grooming bonobo image by Jutta Hof taken from de Waal s FBThere is an entire chapter on smiling and laughter yes they do which is a real revelation regarding what the source of humor might be We may not be in full control of our emotions but we aren t their slaves either This is why you should never say my emotions took over as an excuse for something stupid you did because you let your emotions take over Getting emotional has a voluntary side You let yourself fall in love with the wrong person you let yourself hate certain others you allowed greed to cloud your judgment or imagination to feed your jealousy Emotions are never just emotions and they are never fully automated Perhaps the greatest misunderstanding about emotions is that they are the opposite of cognition We have translated the dualism between body and mind into one between emotion and intelligence but the two actually go together and cannot operate without each other What has been learned from the lessons discussed here can be used to improve not only how we treat animals that are housed in zoos and used in research but in how livestock can be treated humanely reinforcing the work of researchers in this field such Temple GrandinBaby Love image by Jutta Maue Kay taken from de Waal s FBDe Waal is a first rate writer bringing to his books an engaging style and an ability to make complex subjects accessible to the average reader He even exposes on occasion a sense of humor which is always welcome in popular science writing De Waal makes a strong case that our emotions not only do not separate us from other beings but show our deep connection to them He shows how emotionsintellect is a formula that has been very successful for the survival of many species and offers a far flexible approach to solving new problems than rigid instinctual responses ever could He gives us good reason to recognize our shared inheritance our fellowship and sisterhood with a vast array of earth s creatures and in so doing offers us tools to better understand our behavior as a species and the behavior of non human living things all around us It is an intellectual whirlwind with many new ideas flying around Plenty there to grab and inspect Mama s Last Hug should be the beginning of a new widespread appreciation for our own social emotional and psychological roots and empathy for the experience of others Embrace it I will only rarely refer to other species as other animals or non human animals For simplicity s sake I will mostly call them just animals even though for me as a biologist nothing is self evident than that we are part of the same kingdom We are animals Since I don t look at our species as emotionally much different from other mammals and in fact would be hard pressed to pinpoint uniuely human emotions we had better pay careful attention to the emotional background we share with our fellow travelers on this planet Frans De WaalGorillas live in family groups with a dominant silverback male and several females and offspring Gorilla dads sometimes groom and play with their infants even stepping in as surrogate mothers if need be image by Diane Fossey taken from de Waal s FBReview posted March 8 2019Publication date March 12 2019 hardcover March 10 2020 trade paperbackNovember 28 2019 Mama s Last Hug is named to the NY Times list of 100 Notable Books of 2019December 2019 Mama s Last Hug is named one of s Best Books of 2019 Science which it 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CHARACTERS Mama's Last Hug Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves 107 Nd empathyDe Waal discusses facial expressions the emotions behind human politics the illusion of free will animal sentience and of course Mama’s life and death The message is one of continuity between us and other species such as the radical proposal that emotions are like organs we don’t have a single organ that other animals don’t have and the same is true for our emotions Mama’s Last Hug opens our hearts and minds to the many ways in which humans and other animals are connected transforming how we view the living world around u. Frans de Waal is one of that generation of biologists who when starting in their field had to struggle with an intellectual climate or less opposed on principle to thinking about the inner lives or emotions of animals Like Jane Goodall who violated norms by naming rather than numbering the chimpanzees she was observing he was somewhat of a revolutionary for advocating the patently obvious position that humans are not the only mammals to have emotions and distinct personalities But then in the mid 20th century even research in the emotions of humans was somewhat suspect as the extreme Behaviorists considered anything other than behavior to be improper for scientific considerationFortunately times have changed but de Waal is still a bit angry about it Not that his writing is by and large ranty or angry if I may engage in a bit of speculation about his internal mental state for a moment But from time to time he does get just a tiny bit curmudgeonly about the fact that he had to spend a good bit of his early career battling the intellectual headwinds that hit anyone who thought that non human animals thought and importantly feltWhich is a bit odd because not only is this common knowledge which any farmer veterinarian or pet owner could have told you but it is also very much in line with the Copernican Principle This is the pattern not as precise as a scientific law a rule of thumb that scientific progress tends to move in the direction of You Are Not So Special Humanity Earth is not the center of the Universe Neither is the Sun Humans came about long after the universe had been going and we are related to every other living thing on earth some of whom are relatively close relations It is predictable from the Copernican Principle that just about anything that humans can do language toolmaking feeling emotions has antecedents in other speciesThere are a few times when I was a bit skeptical of his arguments if not of his conclusions For example he makes reference to the now famous pencil held in your teeth makes you find things to be funnier because it forces you into a smile study without acknowledging that there has been uite a bit of trouble in replications of this finding Now it may be that this result will be upheld upon closer study but given all the attention paid to replication in the social sciences in recent years you would think that it would at least be acknowledged that there was a uestionStill there is clearly a lot in common between human emotions and those of other mammals and perhaps even in some cases non mammalian species The Mama of the title refers to a chimpanzee matriarch who managed to retain her alpha female status for many years largely by deftly managing the emotions of herself and others in her troop Very late in her life she was visited by Jan van Hooff an also elderly researcher who supervised de Waal s dissertation decades before The video accumulated several million views you can see it here The reason is that the emotional content is not difficult to interpret the chimpanzee is surprised and enthusiastic about seeing the familiar human face Chimpanzees are far stronger than humans and unless you have raised one from infancy it is dangerous to be near one without some form of protection from mood swings If we are told that this was the first ever time that they had met without bars in between even though they had been interacting for forty years it certainly adds something to our understanding of the event but I think even without this knowledge the emotional content of the chimpanzee s reaction is pretty clearOne could of course come up with some sort of explanation of the various physical acts that did not mention the word emotion or any related concept You could also probably come up with an explanation of why the planets move across the sky in the way they do without referencing the fact that they and the Earth are all in orbit around the Sun But the simplest explanation by far is that they feel many of the same emotions that humans do and so for the same reason that well before we had rocketry enough to literally prove it we accepted Copernicus heliocentric model we should probably assume that mammals have emotions unless there is some advantage in predictive power in assuming otherwiseIf I have any criticism of this book it would be that much of the same ground was covered in his previous book Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are But it is still a good read and the overlap is not so complete as to make reading this book superfluousI have to say also that I found de Waal s sketches and drawings to be charming More scientists should attempt to draw it s a humanizing touch Also their knowledge some of it subconscious of which features matter most can at times make their drawings informative than a photographAll told a worthy if imperfect book on a topic that anyone with emotions can learn from The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to 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Two or three stars which represents best how I react to this book Is the book good or is it OK As a whole it feels OK than good so two stars it will be I will explain why I react in this wayI have trouble with how the book is told and I am not referring in any way to the narration of the audiobook It is not the central content concerning animals emotions that is the stumbling block for me I am certain that animals do have emotions and the similarity between human and animal emotions is striking The information provided on this topic is interesting When the book sticks to the topic it is good Too often it gets off trackI must start at the end it is in this way easiest to explain what I observe The audiobook ends with a short summation of what the author intended with his book The author speaks to us directly we hear his voice his words It is not the audiobook s narrator that reads the afterword of the audiobook The words Waal uses are completely different from the language used in the book He proposes his ideas in a uiet and understated manner The tone of the book the language used there has the air of being modern and hip cool amicable and convivial It is the language so often used in books of popular science The language employed in the book compared to the language in the afterword are is as different as night and day I cannot help but wonder if revisions have been made to the author s writing The language of the afterword is what I preferThere are other problems related to how the book is told The prologue does not explain how the book is set up and it is too detailed The chapter and subchapter titles are not informative they give little guidance as to what will follow Here are five title examples The Yuck Factor Pride and Prejudice Murder Power Emotions Are Like Organs The content of each chapter flows without pause from subject to subject mixing anecdotes theorizing and citings of scientific experiments What the experiments show are stated as given facts with little said concerning chosen methods or procedures The chapters end abruptly they lack a final paragraph that summarizes the conclusions that should be drawn There are statements made that I uestioned one example being that animals instinctively know what they can and cannot eat My dog certainly doesn t he eats spoiled meat from carcasses and then vomits it up Often I felt the need to uestion what is said background information is inadeuate Topics sometimes are simply dropped in midair Much can be interpreted in alternate ways Too much theorizing and uibbling over semantics One example over and over again the author insists on distinguishing between emotions and feelings The author states that the first are shown and arise physically from our bodies while the second are spoken of and are a product of language What we say can be deceptive to achieve our goals we do not always say what we truly think Then at the end it is stated that the two emotions and feelings are very close So why all the fuss about stressing the difference This is a topic returned to many times throughout the book each time I felt uncomfortable because what is said is too theoretical built on a construct diffuse uite simply unclear I felt the author was playing with words What I do like is when theorizing is put aside and we are told interesting tidbits about animal behavior their emotions and intellect This is what I was looking for in the book Animals do have emotions and numerous examples are spoken of The differences among bonobos chimpanzees orangutans and some monkeys are fascinating There is information here I had not heard before Elephants birds cats and dogs horses mice and fish a wide assortment of animals are discussed In the text the author expresses freuently his personal point of view and stresses often what he has done in a tone so very different from his words in the afterword On closing the book I was jarred at the incongruity between the afterword and all that had preceded itI have no proof of this but the book seems to me to have been revised by another person than the author Has somebody else gotten involved Have sections been added to enhance the popularity of the book The book spreads out over popular themes into philosophy politics and even Trump Vegetarianism zoos and the proper and fair treatment of animals in general are additional themes There is very little about Mama the matriarchal chimpanzee of the title She s there on the cover to pull at your heartstringsThe audiobook is narrated by LJ Ganser His narration I have given three stars He reads at times a bit too fast I need time to consider that which is stated I do not automatically swallow what I am being told There is nothing wrong with Ganser s narration but I would recommend reading the paper book With the paper format it is easier to stop and think I don t regret reading this for the facts it provides about animals but how it is told gave me trouble A book viewed by me as OK is OK not bad 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