September 2013 meeting -- Tokyo Socrates Cafe

The topic for this month is: When are emotions helpful or harmful?

This question is posed in the introduction to "Do Emotions Help Or Hurt Decision Making?", a collection of discussions on the effect of emotions on human behavior and well-being. A portion of book is viewable online here, and can be used as a survey of how these issues are being approached by modern researchers.

For a shorter introduction into such ideas, you may wish to watch this interview with Roy Baumeister, one of the book's editors, as well as this excerpt from a Q&A session with Antonio Damasio, another leading academic in the field of cognitive neuroscience.

A special note for this month: Those on the waiting list can still attend the alternate meetup, which is held at a different location. Please see the message board and conversation below for details.

As always:

1) We will hold the discussion at Gonpachi from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, then move to Failte for more open discussion afterward.
2) If this is your first time joining us, please note that Meetup's map for Gonpachi is incorrect! The correct location can be seen here on Google Maps. Also, information about Failte can be found at their webpage.
3) Though there is no charge for the meetup, please order at least a drink or a snack at Gonpachi as they have been kind enough to allow us to use their space without any charge.
4) Please keep your RSVP as up-to-date as possible, even if you're updating on the morning of the meeting.
5) Please try to be on time. If you'll be more than 30 minutes late, please consider joining us after we finish around 5:00pm.

-The Organizers

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  • Louis

    That was a very nice gathering, and I certainly had a very good time. Thanks. Louis

    September 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks everybody! Had lots of fun!:)

    September 29, 2013

  • Stars

    Thank you so much to all of you. I'm specially grateful to meet my group (Dan, Michael and Erwin) (I'm sorry if I have misspelled your names). I had a lot of fun listening to you and of course sharing my thoughts :)
    Mia

    September 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You got it right! :) Had fun as well and glad to hear you feel the same. Let's meet again and keep in touch! :)

      September 29, 2013

  • Kaori

    I am joining the alternative one and go straight to the pub

    September 29, 2013

  • Louis

    I am directly going to Failte, say around 3:30pm.

    September 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry, but I'm not going to make it. I was really looking forward to it. Enjoy.

    September 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm on the waiting list but also will join the alternative one.

    September 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will not able to arrive at moyai on time.so just go straight to failte.

      September 29, 2013

  • Daniel W.

    awesome

    September 29, 2013

  • Stars

    I'll also join the alternative one. Thank you for organizing.

    1 · September 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be attending the alternative event. Will it be Bizarro-style? Do we have to come as our evil twins?

    September 28, 2013

  • Karen

    Wouldve loved to join this discussion as I had a ton to contribute to this particular topic but I must change my RSVP.

    September 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    will join the alternative one too. see ya! :)

    September 26, 2013

  • Louis

    I will attend the alternative one. Thanks.

    September 26, 2013

  • Martin

    Are you on the WAITING LIST for this Event??

    The ALTERNATIVE Meetup is OPEN for anyone on the WAITING LIST!!!

    Details:

    Sunday, September 29,[masked]:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Location:
    Failte (Irish Bar) Map: http://failte.jp/about Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 1-5-2 Shibuya SEDE Building 5F
    SEDE Bld. 5F 1-5-2, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
    Hobgoblin Shibuya
    [masked]

    We will meet the main Meetup at this pub at 5:15 (the usual place for 2nd Party)

    For the ALTERNATIVE Meetup, we will meet at the MOYAI Statue / モヤイ像 (Shibuhana) Shibuya Eki between 2:40 and 2:50 and then walk directly to the Meetup venue together. This is called Shibuhana and is near the bus-stops (30 seconds walk LEFT of Hachiko) Photo - http://twewy.wikia.com/wiki/File:Moyai_Statue.jpg

    Otherwise please meet us at FAILTE any time from 3pm.


    If you cannot find location/Meeting Place feel free to phone us:

    Martin -[masked]
    or
    Tyson -[masked]

    See you Sunday!!

    September 25, 2013

  • Daniel W.

    Agh - waiting list again.

    1 · September 15, 2013

    • Martin

      Daniel - not sure flattery will help you up the list ;) ....but dispair not - please join us at the Alternative Group (and get to the pub early!) as per Tyson's note below and the latest entry on the Message Board...Everyone on the Waiting List is welcome to join!!

      2 · September 17, 2013

    • Daniel W.

      Yes Martin, flattery is not working - I'll try obsequious grovelling next.

      September 23, 2013

  • Tyson

    Hello everyone. For those who are unable to attend the main group. Martin and myself will be hosting an alternative group, so you do not need to feel left out! I do not think a head count this early is necessary, but I will probably ask for in the week before the event. See you there.

    3 · September 16, 2013

    • Marc A.

      Count me in.

      2 · September 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I often checked the date and did RSVP for this quickly but I`m on the waitlist again! ???

    September 16, 2013

  • Anirban B.

    Sorry, can't make it this time.

    September 16, 2013

  • Karen

    Wow interesting topic!

    September 15, 2013

  • Sau Chin L.

    Hi, it is my first time to join the discussion. Wish have some progress to make a better decision after attending this section.

    September 15, 2013

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