Here`s how our brain processes emotions

Some mental illnesses may stem, in part, from the brain's inability to correctly assign emotional associations to events. For example, people who are depressed often do not feel happy even when experiencing something that they normally enjoy.

Cannabis use can affect your ability to recognise emotion

Cannabis users showed a greater response to faces showing negative expression, particularly angry, than controls. 

Adults above 60 more positive about feelings

The researchers found that older adults perceive emotion terms as most positive and more active than younger persons. Emotions overall may be more encouraging for older than younger persons.
 

Now, 'like, love, haha, wow, sad or angry' with Facebook's new 'Reactions'

Now, 'like, love, haha, wow, sad or angry' with Facebook's new 'Reactions'

The social media giant Wednesday rolled out its new expanded "reactions" feature which allows its users to express a range of emotions - "like, love, haha, wow, sad or angry."

What do loved ones do when a family member battles cancer?

More than three-quarters of participants searched online for information on a loved one's disease.  

Experiencing mixed emotions shows emotional depth not indecision

Experiencing mixed emotions shows emotional depth not indecision

People in various parts of Asia and Russia showed considerably more complexity in their emotions, the research indicated.

Increased rage attacks are linked to smaller emotional brains

If you have an aggressive nature than you should know that Neuroimaging studies suggest that frontolimbic regions of the brain, structures that regulate emotions, play an important role in the biology of aggressive behaviour.

You can train your brain to regulate negative emotions

You can train your brain to regulate negative emotions

Researchers are now claiming to change the brain's wiring to regulate emotional reactions with a simple computer-training task.

Emotions do affect brain's creative network

Emotional expression affects the brain's creativity network, says a new brain-scanning study of jazz pianists, adding that “happy” and “sad” music evoked different neural patterns in their brains.

Dogs can copy their pal's expressions

Dogs can copy their pal's expressions

In an indication that dogs could possess basic levels of empathy, researchers have found that our canine friends, just like humans, are capable of imitating the expression of their play mates.

Now, computers can sense your anger

Now, computers can sense your anger

The way you move your mouse can tell a lot of about your mood, according to a new study.

Lack of sleep can make you feel grumpy: Study

Do you know what lack of sleep can do to you?

Lack of sleep can make your emotions go haywire

This is a bad news for adults who get less than six hours of sleep in night.

Stressed fish too run emotional fever

Stressed fish too run emotional fever

The experiment with 72 zebrafish has brought this view into question.

How our eyes process danger and emotions

The finding shows that in humans and other primates, information from the eyes is not only sent to the visual cortex for the complex processing that allows stereoscopic vision, but also could feed directly into deep brain circuits for attention and emotion.

How obesity spreads among members of social network!

Not just emotions but any information is "contagious" on social networks that can even trigger the spread of real-world human behaviour like smoking and obesity, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.

Early life stress linked to depression

Early life stress is a major risk factor for later episodes of depression.

Male and female brains work the same way: Study

Male and female brains work the same way: Study

The team examined findings from 76 published papers, involving more than 6,000 healthy individuals.

Listening to sad music won't improve mood

 Music can have tremendous power over emotions, but listening to sad or aggressive music to improve the mood can backfire, suggests new research.

An emotional you will make Facebook richer

An emotional you will make Facebook richer

Getting users to feel strong emotions and empathise with one another online is the trade secret that all social networks share.