Emotion is emotion universal?

Writing Process

Draft #1

Feb 7

Imagination is based off of memory. Without our memory, we can not imagine anything. This might seem a little extreme, but it makes sense when it is explained. Okay, so lets imagine a wild beast who is flying through the sky at midnight wearing a pair of goggles over it's eyes. now you might say that I have no memory of this occurring, but I have a memory of some sort of every element I used to imagine that situation. I don't know what a beast looks like, but I have a basic knowledge of what body parts and hair looks like on a creature, I draw that from my memory. The same goes for everything else. I know what it looks like at midnight, I know what goggles look like, etc. This might be different for people who are blind though. They cannot rely on their sight for memory. The must rely on touch, sound, taste, and smell. Memories can be drawn from all these sense. They must use more of their imagination though because they don't know exactly what objects or situations look.

On the other hand, memory is also drawn from imagination. For my group's presentation, we asked some people to draw what they think of when they hear the word "world". Based off the results we got, most people just drew the earth. This is a memory that is drawn from imagination. They had to imagine what the world looks like. They have never actually been out in space and seen the world. They have seen photos of what the earth looks like, but it is constantly changing, so the photos are never up to date. Another way we must use imagination for memory is by thinking of new ideas. These new ideas have not been created yet, so there is no memory of them. For example, if I want to start a new project in art, I must first imagine what I want it to look like.

Lesson on how to write the paragraph

  • Topic sentence

- knowledge claim (question)

- one sentence

- KQ: How do senses foster untrue beliefs?

  • Example / Evidence

- astronomy

- real life situation


- 4ish sentences

  • Analysis / Connnecting

- commenting on the knowledge claim

- brought back senses

- 3ish sentences

Draft #2

Imagination is drawn from our memories. but can also be a memory of its own. The world can be imagined differently by each knower, each knower's memories help shape their perception of the world. When we asked some people to draw what they thought of when they heard the word "world", most of our results were drawings of the earth. Each person had roughly sketched some continents and bodies of water to represent the world. When they imagined the world, their imagination was based off their memory of what the earth looks like. They have seen photos of the earth and can remember what it's suppose to look like. No one created a new world that was made up in their mind. Every result was based off facts and memories. If someone had made up a new world as their answer, it would have been something that they imagined that was now turned into a memory. Their memories have shaped how they imagine the world. Without their past memory of what the world means to them, they would have nothing to draw about the world.

Elective Reading

This TEDtalk discusses a new emotion detecting technology. It picks up actions from the face and translates them into an emotion. The technology is programmed with thousands of examples of various people's faces so that it can analyze each face and accurately depict what emotion that person is expressing.

Final paragraph

KQ: Are emotions universal?

KC: emotions are universal

Emotion is recognizable all over the world. Rana el Kaliouby's TEDtalk about a new emotion recognizing technology selects people from 75 different countries around the world to collect data on emotions based off facial expressions. The technology depicts actions from the face and translates them into emotions. Since there are various ways each emotion can be expressed on the face, many examples of each emotion needs to be entered into the technology to be able to distinguish between each emotion. Some cultures are more epressive of their emotions than others,such as the U.S. rather than France, but that still means all emotion is universal. The way a British women smiles to express emotion, and the way a Polish man smiles to epees emotion can universally be understood as the emotion of happiness. No matter where one is in the world, the language of emotion can be interpreted by all.


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