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08.29.14 Sophie Weiner

In the digital age of text-centric communication, we must keep searching for increasingly subtle clues about how other people are feeling. Anyone who lives or works with another person will have noted that the sound of someone’s typing seems to fluctuate with their mood, particularly if that mood is “REALLY FUKiNG PISSED OFF SACYSBGOUYASGASJXCASD.” Now, a recent study has proven […]

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06.27.14 Sophie Weiner

UPDATE: Unethical Facebook Emotional Contagion Study Not Funded By The Army, Happens All The Time. Psychologists have known for a long time that emotions are contagious. If you hang out with someone who’s feeling shitty, you might end up feeling shitty too. Pretty basic. But now researchers have found that the emotions you see people express […]

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06.09.14 Sophie Weiner

A recent neuroscience study at the University of Minnesota has shown that rats are capable of feeling regret. This was previously thought to be a uniquely human emotion, and yet, it is also experienced by furry creatures who live in the subway tracks and feed on discarded pizza crusts. Speaking with A. David Redish, Ph.D. and A. David Redish, […]

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