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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘emotions’

Glass Half Full? It Could Be Your Genetics

People that see the world in a dark light and focus on the negatives in life could have that outlook partially due to their genetics. A new study by researchers from the University of British Columbia has uncovered a genetic predisposition to vividly perceiving negative emotional events. The study, published recently in the journal Psychological Science, shows that the deletion …

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Marital Satisfaction Linked to Gene in New Study

As humans we would like to think that we’re in control of our emotions. That disagreements with loved ones are settled completely on our terms. It turns out, however, that we may be heavily influenced by genetics when it comes to how much stock we put in the emotional world. A new study, published this week in the journal Emotion, …

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Software That Senses Human Emotions

Emotion-sensing computer software that models and responds to students’ cognitive and emotional states – including frustration and boredom – has been developed by University of Notre Dame Assistant Professor of Psychology Sidney D’Mello and colleagues from the University of Memphis and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. D’Mello also is a concurrent assistant professor of computer science and engineering. The new technology, …

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