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Scientific Paper 2: Clarify the confusion around “emotions” and “feelings”.

Abstract: Darwin was one of the first major scientific work on human emotions. He only listed few of emotions and Ekman who was recognized as the world leading expert on emotions also listed few emotions one century later. But recently we have seen a shift of this paradigm towards a huge list of emotions which reach many thousands for some scientists. A correction of the whole scientific paradigm around emotions is clearly needed as it is going into the wrong direction because of a confusion between feelings and emotions. This article should is complementary to another article called “The Fundamental Principles of Happiness and Emotions” (Barnat, 2019a) which is the key to understand the specificity of emotions: a cognitive comparison between perceived reality and desire. © Samy Barnat 2019

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