Researchers found an association between cute images and increased activity in brain area involved in emotion. They also found a link between cute aggression and the brain's reward system. Should people worry if they experience this phenomenon?
Neuroscience December 31, 2018
Huawei wants to develop an advanced AI assistant that would be able to understand human emotions and respond accordingly rather than just take and execute basic commands. The assistant should be able to prolong conversations and ease one's loneliness.
Apps/Software April 25, 2018
Stress has been recently found to be transmittable and its effects are destructive to people on the receiving end. In the long term, it results in severe mental illnesses in both the source and the other person.
Neuroscience March 10, 2018
For those who thought they felt more teary or confident after drinking, they are actually right. A new study has found that different types of alcohol can lead to different emotions, ranging from sexy to downright aggressive.
November 24, 2017
Fathers treat daughters and sons differently as shown by the way they speak to and play with their kids. Researchers said the difference in parental treatments may shape the personalities of the children.
Feature | Health May 29, 2017
A new Danish study has found that 'older' women are more likely to handle parenting better than their younger counterparts. Here are some likely benefits of delaying motherhood according to the research.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 23, 2017
A new study suggests how we read emotions is directly linked to how our eyes see. If we squint our eyes or open them wide, they convey several mental states to the receiver, researchers said.
Neuroscience February 24, 2017
SoundR is a new music app that creates playlists based on mood, emotions, activity and time of day that are presented as bubbles.
Apps/Software February 15, 2017
MIT's new device called EQ-Radio can read four human emotions using radio signals. It can be used as a lie detector but it has other potential applications in the the field of medicine and film industry.
Biotech September 21, 2016
Use this interactive website to go on a journey of the human emotions to become more self-aware and conscious of your actions.
Internet May 10, 2016
A common universal expression that people involuntarily make when converying statements or emotions of negation has been identified and referred to as the "Not Face".
April 1, 2016
Dogs avoided threatening human faces while managed to stare down equally upset canines. According to researchers, this is an evolutionary trait of dogs that stemmed from domestication and enabled them to be man's best friend.
January 30, 2016
A brain-scanning study on jazz pianists found that the workings of the brain's creativity network were substantially altered when one actively tries to express emotions. Musicians, for instance, tended to get into the zone when making happy music.
Life January 7, 2016
Italian researchers found dogs engage in an emotional contagion with their playmates and are capable of rapid mimicry or copycatting. Findings suggest dogs may also be capable of empathy.
Life December 26, 2015
Smartphone users who often get a stiff neck or backache from using their device may be suffering from the iHunch. This type of slouch, studies show, not only ruins physical posture but also affects mental health.
Life December 15, 2015
Fish experience a phenomenon called 'emotional fever' suggesting how they also have some degree of consciousness, according to a UK study. This infliction manifests in the form of slight increases in the animals' body temperature when exposed to stressful situations.
Earth/Environment December 6, 2015
A new sensor-oriented wearable for dogs dubbed TailTalk will enable pet owners to know what emotions their pet is feeling. The bracelet-like sensor will be mounted on the dog's tail and will help track the emotions.
Gadgets October 12, 2015
Think the world lacks color when you’re feeling down? It’s not just you! Researchers found that emotions literally affect how people see the world by influencing color perception.
September 4, 2015
Computer science student Eden Saig developed a new computer learning system that can easily detect emotions and other sentiments conveyed in one's text message or email.
Computers July 6, 2015
Fear may be felt by fruit flies that see the shadow of an object overhead. What could this tell us about emotions in other species?
Animals May 14, 2015
A new study suggests that the smell of the sweat of a happy person spreads happiness. Negative emotions can also be communicated with the odor of sweat.
Internet Culture April 20, 2015
A new study shows that video games with a good story offer just as much – if not more – meaningful entertainment value than books, plays and movies.
Movies/TV Shows April 16, 2015
Although human evolution is often depicted to be driven by intelligence, new research claims early humans developed a sense of compassion long before language and intelligence emerged.
Animals February 24, 2015
Dogs really are capable of reading humans, differentiating between positive and negative emotions and reacting accordingly. This explains how pooches know when to join in on the fun or avoid a scolding.
Life February 15, 2015
Human facial expressions can be recognized by dogs, even if the animal does not know the person, a new study shows.
February 12, 2015
Artificial intelligence researchers at the University of Rochester are working on teaching computers how to better identify and label sentiments and emotions represented by certain photos posted to social media.
February 8, 2015
Although most of us think we know what the emotion 'shame,' is and feels like, psychologists still struggle with giving such complicated emotions their own widely known and common definitions.
Internet Culture December 19, 2014
Dogs can become jealous, especially of other dogs, new research reveals.
July 25, 2014
Emotions are universal, and now researchers may understand for the first time how feelings are coded in the human brain.
July 12, 2014
A team of researchers have proven that emotions can spread through the users of online social networks. The data use policy of Facebook makes the experiment legal even without the consent of their test subjects.
Internet June 28, 2014
Scientists have found that rats can express regret when making a poor decision. This was once believed to be a uniquely human emotion.
Animals June 10, 2014
Neuroscientists have determined that rats may also be capable of feeling 'regret.' This marks the first time that this type of emotion was scientifically verified in an animal.
June 9, 2014
A new study has shown rats regret poor decisions. The new research debunks the myth that only humans have feelings of regret.
Earth/Environment June 9, 2014
Scientists have discovered that the human face can make up to 21 facial expressions. Can you imagine what "happily disgusted" looks like?
April 2, 2014
Researchers observed that emotions are contagious on social media with negative posts spawning additional negative posts and positive posts likewise resulting in more positive posts.
Life March 14, 2014