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  • That Shiver Down My Spine: How We Experience Emotions

    That Shiver Down My Spine: How We Experience Emotions0

    Researchers draw bodily maps of emotions associated with corresponding brain maps Emotions, in particular if intense, are associated with body sensations. For example, in a stressful situation like an exam or a job interview you may feel a knot in your stomach, while a scary movie, but also a good and exciting piece of news, can

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  • 5 Facts Explain Why We Love Music

    5 Facts Explain Why We Love Music0

    Scientific evidence on why music is of such high value across all human societies. “Without music, life would be a mistake”, Friedrich Nietzsche said or recall the famous lines of Bob Marley: “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain”. Music seems of great significance for many. It makes us

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  • The Future Of Robots: Emotional But Less Human

    The Future Of Robots: Emotional But Less Human0

    BBC predicts in what form robots will eventually take over With British humour and refreshingly unpretentious cartoons BBC-presentator James May tells you all you ever wanted to know about the future of robots. Source: BBC

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  • Distress Is More Easily Recognized Than Joy

    Distress Is More Easily Recognized Than Joy0

    Research on empathy suggests we can’t share joy as easily as distress. Empathy, our capacity to register someone else’s emotional states and respond to these, is a many researched phenomenon in neuroscience. In the past years, it has become clear that empathy involves a neural circuit consisting of the medial prefrontal cortex (MPFC), the superior

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  • What Bodies Say About Faces

    What Bodies Say About Faces0

    Tennis players are psychologically amusing creatures. Their weird sounds and desperate faces show us a wide range of strong emotions. But actually it’s their body language that tells us the most about what they’re feeling, researchers recently discovered. We usually detect the mental state of people by looking at their faces. The most subtile expressions

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