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Emotion detectors could make driving safer

Technology now allows us to read facial expressions and identify which of the seven universal emotions a person is feeling: fear, anger, joy, sadness,...

You should be ashamed — or maybe not

Shame on you. These three simple words can temporarily — or, when used too often, permanently — destroy an individual's sense of value and...
Cardiovascular health a problem in U.S.

The science of love … and why some couples last for...

Love can be a battlefield. So what makes a successful relationship? Psychologist Robert Levenson (known for his work on the “marry me” gene) and his team...

Bright lights breed stronger emotions

The next time you want to turn down the emotional intensity before making an important decision, you may want to dim the lights first. A...

Study Shows Babies Can Catch Stress from Their Mothers

Babies not only pick up on their mother’s stress, but they also show corresponding physiological changes, according to a UC San Francisco-led study. “Our research...

Written all over your face: Humans express four basic emotions rather...

Human beings are emotional creatures whose state of mind can usually be observed through their facial expressions. A commonly-held belief, first proposed by Dr Paul...

How emotions are mapped in the body

Researchers from Aalto University have revealed how emotions are experienced in the body. Emotions adjust our mental and also bodily states to cope with the...

Keeping Emotions in Check May Not Always Benefit Psychological Health

Being able to regulate your emotions is important for well-being, but new research suggests that a common emotion regulation strategy called “cognitive reappraisal” may...

Genes predispose some people to focus on the negative

A new study by a University of British Columbia researcher finds that some people are genetically predisposed to see the world darkly. The study, published...

Meditation Offers Lasting Peace

Gaëlle Desbordes has long known the soothing power of meditation; she first tried it in grad school to de-stress from the workload. Now a visiting...

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