Many regions fundamental to mood are buried deep in the most primordial parts of the brain; that is, they are thought to have been among the first brain regions to develop in the human species.
The most famous moment in sports commentary tells us a lot about getting the giggles.
On Twitter's 10th birthday, we look at how researchers have used the platform for a range of studies, from predicting the next flu outbreak to identifying the happiest city in America.
We think we know when we feel it – but here's what is really going on in our brains and bodies.
Emotional competence can help children do better at school.
How do we deal with people whose emotional responses we don’t understand? Demolition does not have the answers.
It seems obvious to say that opera "moves" people. But the question of "how" it moves people is far less straightforward. Cue a new research project pegged to Voyage to the Moon.
Researchers have tried for many years to understand the nature of romantic love. But it remains a mystery.
As Valentine's Day approaches, imagine if your date was not human, but a machine. Could there ever be a romantic bond between a human and a robot?
Are you an extrovert or an introvert? The answer's just a tick away.
How often do you get angry or frustrated with a machine or some piece of technology? Well what if a machine could sense our emotion and then change its behaviour to suit?
As Paris tries to come to terms with what has happened, unified responses to the terror attacks will be crucial.
Research shows that when people share happy news on social media, they make their friends - and extended social network - happy too. Picking up on this trend is a new swathe of "good news" websites.
The execution of austere British nurse Edith Cavell in World War I inspired music, art, poetry, propaganda - but no weeping.
If we can make artificial intelligent machines that act more human it raises the question of what sort of emotions we'd like them to express.
The time of transitioning back to school is crucial for both parents and children. Here's what you can do.
Why do certain songs and colors make us feel a certain way?
Feeling guilty and out of your depth as a parent? You're not alone – and there are ways to turn the guilt you're feeling into positive changes for your family.
We should stop teaching students to suppress their emotions.
Many who suffer from anxiety tend to blame themselves for their "tricky" brains. Compassion-focused exercises can soothe horrible bouts of anxiety, as they did for me on a recent trip home from Bali.