Psychology & Psychiatry

Face it. Our faces don't always reveal our true emotions

Actor James Franco looks sort of happy as he records a video diary in the movie "127 Hours." It's not until the camera zooms out, revealing his arm is crushed under a boulder, that it becomes clear his goofy smile belies ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

To understand others' minds, 'being' them beats reading them

We tend to believe that people telegraph how they're feeling through facial expressions and body language and we only need to watch them to know what they're experiencing—but new research shows we'd get a much better idea ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Scientists identify body language tied to creativity, learning

The ability to quickly scan another person's body language or expression to get a quick read on what they're thinking or feeling is a handy trick that most humans possess. Show up late for dinner, and all it takes is a glance ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Touch influences how infants learn language

(Medical Xpress)—Tickling a baby's toes may be cute but it's also possible that those touches could help babies learn the words in their language. Research from Purdue University shows that a caregiver's touch could help ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Searching the brain for social networks

(PhysOrg.com) -- Why do some people tend to make inappropriate comments in social situations? Why do some people misread cues about how others feel about them?

Psychology & Psychiatry

Dude, you throw like a crybaby!

A UCLA–University of Glasgow study of baseball tosses has found that body language is more likely to be judged as masculine when it seems to convey anger and as feminine when is seems to convey sadness.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Babies understand dogs

New research shows babies have a handle on the meaning of different dog barks - despite little or no previous exposure to dogs.

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