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The Channels of Emotion: Not (Just) in the Face! (Study, in PsychYourMind)

“In this work, participants never speak to each other, and are brought into a large experiment room separated by a curtain. One of the participants is then asked to reach their hand onto the other side of the curtain. The … Continue reading

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Emotional response may predict how the body responds to stress (Study, in e!ScienceNews)

“Your emotional response to challenging situations could predict how your body responds to stress, according to research published this month in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. “People who reported high levels of anger and anxiety after performing a laboratory-based … Continue reading

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Influencing others by showing emotion: a new emotional ability? (Study, in BPS OccupationalDigest)

“…consequences of these displays. Anger at those who have neglected their duties can provoke them to redouble their efforts, guilt displays increase the likelihood of forgiveness, and positive emotions can result in more pro-social behaviour. Clearly there is an advantage … Continue reading

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Drug Abuse Linked To Inability To Recognize Basic Emotions (Study, in MNT)

University of Granada scientists have analyzed the relationship between drug abuse and recognition of basic emotions (happiness, surprise, wrath, fear, sadness and disgust) by drug-abusers. Different studies revealed that drug-abusers have difficulty in identifying negative emotions by their facial expression: … Continue reading

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“The brain may manage anger differently depending on whether we’re lying down or sitting up”

“…findings provide evidence that body position interacts with how the brain processes emotion, perhaps depending on which actions are immediately possible.” http://www.mindhacks.com/2010/12/12/the-brain-isnt-going-to-take-it-lying-down/

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Body of Thought: How Trivial Sensations Can Influence Reasoning, Social Judgment and Perception

“…Just in the past few years studies have shown that holding a hot cup of coffee or being in a comfortably heated room warms a person’s feelings toward strangers; that striking an open, expansive “power pose” prompts people to make … Continue reading

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