New software to measure emotional reactions to Web
(PhysOrg.com) -- While most people have intuitive reactions to Web sites, a group of Canadian scientists is developing software that can actually measure those emotions and more.
Girls 'protected' from showing antisocial behaviour until teens
(PhysOrg.com) -- Girls may be 'protected' from displaying antisocial behaviour until their teenage years, research suggests. The findings indicate that the brains of people with conduct disorder may operate ...
Scientists create mouse grimace scale to help identify pain in humans and animals
A new study by researchers from McGill University and the University of British Columbia shows that mice, like humans, express pain through facial expressions.
Violent teenage girls fail to spot anger or disgust in others' faces
(PhysOrg.com) -- Girls appear to be "protected" from showing antisocial behaviour until their teenage years, new research from the University of Cambridge has found.
Robotic cell phones express emotions (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Ji-Dong Yim and Chris Shaw, scientists in Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT), are the proud parents of a robotic cell phone family that can walk, dance ...
Why is late-life depression harder to treat?
Scientists have found an important clue in the quest to understand why people who suffer from depression in later life are harder to treat and keep well in the long term.
New technology helps visually impaired to 'see' emotions
Without vision it's impossible to interpret facial expressions, or so it's believed. Not any more. Shafiq ur Rehman, Umea University, presents a new technology in his doctoral thesis - a Braille code of emotions. ...
Stress make women social and men antisocial
Psychologist explores effective treatment options for children with autism disorders (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- When one out of every 100 children born in this country is diagnosed with autism, treatment for those children requires as much attention as the diagnoses.
Expressionless faces provide clues on how we read emotions
(PhysOrg.com) -- With smiles, grimaces or raised eyebrows, most of us show our feelings on our faces, but people with Moebius syndrome, a rare condition that causes facial paralysis, can't make any facial expressions at all. ...
Your Next Computer May Know How You Feel
(PhysOrg.com) -- Friends, loved ones and pets can sense your mood almost instantly - and one day your computer may be able to do so pretty quickly as well.
New treatment for social problems in autism? Oxytocin improves emotion recognition
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are developmental disorders usually diagnosed in childhood. Children with ASDs have impairments in social interactions and communication, and a tendency towards repetitive behaviors. A hallmark ...
Japan unveils humanoid robot that laughs and smiles (w/ Video)
Japanese researchers said Saturday they have developed a humanoid robot that can laugh and smile as it mimics a person's facial expressions.
Scientist studies emotion in psychology, art and acting to help autistics
(PhysOrg.com) -- Sometimes our deepest emotions are written all over our faces. Stanford researcher David Wilkins is studying how people can be trained to better recognize facial emotions. He is studying drawing techniques ...