Tag: emotions

What Is Cute Aggression? Study Finds Brain Response To Too Much Adorableness May Lead To Violent Urges

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 Reportedly Working On AI Digital Assistant That Can Understand Human Emotions, Not Just Commands

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 Is Contagious, Findings Of Mice Study Reveal

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

Different Types Of Alcohol Can Trigger Different Emotions: Which Booze Can Make You Feel Sexy?

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

Do Fathers Treat Daughters Better Than Sons? Study Shows Differences In How Dads Treat Children

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

Less Spanking, More Positive Parenting: New Study Highlights Perks Of Being An Older Mother

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

How We Read Emotions Is Linked To How Our Eyes See: Study

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

Feel The Music With The SoundR App That Plays Tracks Based On Bubbles Of Emotions

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 Machine Uses Radio Waves To Read Human Emotions

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

Channel Your Inner Dalai Lama And Find Peace With This Interactive Website Of Emotions

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

New Study Identifies 'Not Face' As Universal Expression Understood Across Cultures

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

Why Do Dogs Look Away When You're Angry? It's An Evolutionary Trait That Made Them Man's Best Friend

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

Expressing Emotions Can Alter Creativity Network Of Your Brain

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

Emotional Contagion: Dogs Mimic Their Pals' Emotions, New Study Suggests

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

Blame Your iPhone For Ruining Your Posture And Your Mood

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 May Also Have Emotions And Consciousness: Study

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

For Dog Lovers: The TailTalk Can Tell You What Your Dog Is Feeling

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

Sadness Can Literally Make The World Seem Duller: Study

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

New Computer Learning System Can Recognize Irony And Sarcasm

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

Fruit Flies Show Fear And May Have Other Emotions As Well

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

Study Says Odor Of Sweat Helps Spread Happiness

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

Good Video Games Are As Meaningful As Literature And Cinema

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

Research Claims Humans Developed Compassion First Before Intelligence

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

Study Provides More Evidence That Dogs Can Read Facial Expressions In Humans

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

Dogs Recognize Expression On Human Faces

Human facial expressions can be recognized by dogs, even if the animal does not know the person, a new study shows.

February 12, 2015

Can A Computer Correctly Identify Emotion Represented By An Image?

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

How Do You Define Emotions Such As Shame?

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

Jealousy trait common among dogs, too

Dogs can become jealous, especially of other dogs, new research reveals.

July 25, 2014

Scientists decode how human brain processes different emotions

Emotions are universal, and now researchers may understand for the first time how feelings are coded in the human brain.

July 12, 2014

Emotional contagion via Facebook? Yes, it's a reality

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

Rats regret making poor decisions. No wonder we are in a rat race

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

Rats feel regret, recognize missed opportunities: Study

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

Rats regret bad decision making. No wonder we all say "Rats!"

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

Humans have 21 facial expressions: Computer aids scientists to detect beyond six basic emotions

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

Mood of Facebook posts may be contagious

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

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