News tagged with emotional expressions

The real reason clowns scare us

This Halloween may be the scariest in a long time. Facing the usual huge crowds of zombies, witches and vampires, deep down, many of us most fear running into one of the "killer clowns" that have been spotted in creepy places ...

9 hours ago
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How do children learn empathy?

Empathy, the ability to understand others and feel compassion for them, is arguably the most defining human quality – setting us apart from smart machines and even other animals. Without it, we couldn't function in social ...

Mar 23, 2016
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Why smiles (and frowns) are contagious

Smile! It makes everyone in the room feel better because they, consciously or unconsciously, are smiling with you. Growing evidence shows that an instinct for facial mimicry allows us to empathize with and even experience ...

Feb 11, 2016
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The way you sound affects your mood

Researchers have created a digital audio platform that can modify theemotional tone of people's voices while they are talking, to make themsound happier, sadder or more fearful. New results show that whilelistening to their ...

Jan 11, 2016
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