Psychology & Psychiatry

Alcohol breaks brain connections needed to process social cues

(Medical Xpress)—Alcohol intoxication reduces communication between two areas of the brain that work together to properly interpret and respond to social signals, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why we show the whites of our eyes

You know things are getting serious when a poker player slides their sunglasses on to stop their eyes giving the game away.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Is the human brain capable of identifying a fake smile?

Human beings follows others' state of mind From their facial expressions. "Fear, anger, sadness, and surprise are quickly displeasure inferred in this way," David Beltran Guerrero, researcher at the University of La Laguna, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

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 ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Face time: Tech reads facial expressions for autism symptoms

There's an app for everything these days—from weight loss to working out. Now, thanks in part to support from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), there's an app that may screen for autism by reading kids' facial expressions ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

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 ...

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