"Edison" and "Russell"

Jean Marc Fellous, Michael A. Arbib

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter presents the text of the conversion between a roboticist and a theoretical neurobiologist about the issue of emotion. The roboticist suggested that it would be useful to have a list of definitions of key terms on the subject of emotion that takes into account logical alternative views. The theoretical neurobiologist argued that there is a linguistic risk in defining terms such as emotions, and that even if definitions were established there would still be possible problems in achieving consensus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWho Needs Emotions?
Subtitle of host publicationThe Brain Meets the Robot
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199847020
ISBN (Print)9780195166194
StatePublished - Mar 22 2012


  • Emotion
  • Linguistics
  • Robotics
  • Theoretical neurobiology
  • Word definitions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience


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