Don’t Get Mad, but ‘Hangry’ Isn’t Really Angry The morning walk before a holiday meal can feel like an act of advance penance: a show of restraint before the feast, best performed under a pale sun, amid a lonely scatter … Continue reading Anger and emotion
Why music makes us feel, according to AI Your heart beats faster, palms sweat and part of your brain called the Heschl’s gyrus lights up like a Christmas tree. Chances are, you’ve never thought about what happens to your brain … Continue reading How brain reacts to music
Researchers can guess where you’re from by how colors make you feel Whether you see red, feel blue, or go green with envy may depend on what country you call home, a new study suggests. And when given data on … Continue reading Colors and feelings
People’s Sense Of Control Over Their Actions Is Reduced At A Fundamental Level When They’re Angry Or Afraid During major bouts of anger or fear, people can end up taking extreme and sometimes violent actions. But they often say that, … Continue reading Extreme emotions
Aha, Uh-oh and Doh: The Psychology of Insight Insight’ is sometimes used to mean something like ‘self-awareness’, including awareness of our thought processes, beliefs, desires, emotions, and so on, and how they might relate to truth or usefulness. Of course, … Continue reading What is insight?
When Cash Is Not the Best Thank You Assume you are going to a friend’s home for dinner. Having had no time to pick up a bottle of wine, instead you give your host $30. Nobel laureate Alvin Roth calls … Continue reading Repugnant transactions
Your Dog Feels as Guilty as She Looks Uniquely human emotions don’t exist. More and more, I believe that we share all emotions with other species in the same way that we share virtually every organ in our bodies with … Continue reading Are we animals?