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Brain differences seen in depressed preschoolers

A key brain structure that regulates emotions works differently in preschoolers with depression compared with their healthy peers, according to new research at Washington...

New theory of emotions: Perceptual meets cognitive information

A life without feelings – unimaginable. Although emotions are so important, philosophers are still discussing what they actually are.Prof. Dr. Albert Newen and Dr....
Personality factors are best defense against losing your job to a robot

Humans feel empathy for robots

From the T-101 to Data from Star Trek, humans have been presented with the fictional dilemma of how we empathize with robots. Robots now...

Expression of emotion in books declined during 20th century

The use of words with emotional content in books has steadily decreased throughout the last century, according to new research from the Universities of...

The Amygdala And Fear Are Not The Same Thing

In a 2007 episode of the television show Boston Legal, a character claimed to have figured out that a cop was racist because his...

Was Darwin wrong about emotions?

Contrary to what many psychological scientists think, people do not all have the same set of biologically "basic" emotions, and those emotions are not automatically expressed on the faces of those around us, according to the author of a new article pub...

MMA fighters manage fear in ways that allow them to exhibit...

An Indiana University of Pennsylvania sociologist's study of mixed martial arts competitors found that these men have unique ways of managing fear that actually allow them to exhibit confidence.

Depressed? Crossed wires in the brain

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a severely debilitating illness characterized by sadness and an inability to cope. Not only does it affect a person's ability to concentrate and make decisions, it also alters their ability to experience pleasurable e...

Kids born just a few weeks early at risk of behavioural...

Children born just a few weeks too early are significantly more likely to have behavioural and/or emotional problems in the pre-school years, suggests research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. It is well known that children bo...

Would you kill one person to save five?

Imagine a runaway boxcar heading toward five people who can’t escape its path. Now imagine you had the power to reroute the boxcar onto...

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