Technology can be so frustrating at times, so what if it could understand your emotions?
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?
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As Paris tries to come to terms with what has happened, unified responses to the terror attacks will be crucial.
Research into the way emotions spread through online social networks shows that happiness is contagious.
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.
Pre-war life in Brussels.
The execution of austere British nurse Edith Cavell in World War I inspired music, art, poetry, propaganda - but no weeping.
The challenge in making AI machines appear more human.
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.
Back-to-school time comes with rich, teachable moments.
The time of transitioning back to school is crucial for both parents and children. Here's what you can do.
The electronic band STS9 is known for having intoxicating light shows accompany their live performances.
Why do certain songs and colors make us feel a certain way?
Nobody’s perfect – not you, and not your kids. And that’s OK.
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.
What happens when disgust, anger and fear take control?
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We should stop teaching students to suppress their emotions.
Usually I feel on edge during flight turbulence but recently I employed several techniques that helped to calm me down.
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.
Inside Out’s five emotions are not a bad reflection of the emotional diversity within our own minds.
Pixar's new film, Inside Out, shows that chasing happiness along won't necessarily bring well-being, which is a view backed by the latest psychological research.
Inside Out does well when it comes to representing the interplay of memory and emotion, while fudging some of the basics.
Come watch me play!
Watching a clip of Lil Bub or Grumpy Cat may give you a quick mood boost to get you through a tough workday.
There are reasons why disgust is a universal emotion but it can become a negative one when turned against the self.
Music unifies the world into a whole.
According to recent research, music is an evolutionary adaptation that helps us navigate a world rife with contradictions.
It’s time for lovers to exchange images of the organ really responsible for their emotions on Valentine’s Day.
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In William Shakespeare’s comedy Merchant of Venice, the play’s heroine Portia sings: Tell me where is fancy bred, Or in the heart or in the head. If you look at Valentine’s Day cards, it’s clear fancy…
Not ready to fly first class with you just yet.
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At a staff away day a few months ago we discussed well-being, both physical and psychological, in the workplace. I suggested, half tongue-in-cheek that we get a departmental dog – not practical on many…
Scientists in the Netherlands have reported that we share about 80m bacteria during a passionate ten-second kiss; a finding that makes puckering up seem cringe-worthy – and downright unsanitary at the…
She must be good at maths.
What makes people happy? Finding a definitive answer to this question could certainly make someone very rich (butwhether that would in turn make them happy is another matter). The problem is that happiness…
From firm favourites to out after two matches – Spanish fans have felt the whole gamut of emotions this World Cup.
Let’s imagine this all-too-familiar scene: a fan, perched on the edge of his or her seat, eyes wide open in anticipation, a quick inhale at a goal attempt – quickly followed by either a joyous and prideful…