Prospective Reasoning Helps Overcome Relationship Conflicts

Thinking about the future helps overcome conflicts, according to a new study. The findings have potential implications for understanding how prospection, or future-thinking, can be a beneficial strategy for a variety of conflicts people experience in their everyday lives. Alex Huynh, a doctoral candidate in psychology and lead author of…Continue readingProspective Reasoning Helps Overcome Relationship Conflicts

Why Getting Revenge Is A Mixed Bag Of Feelings

Despite the cliche that “revenge is sweet,” years of experimental research have suggested otherwise. Now, new research adds another twist, showing that our love-hate relationship with this dark desire is indeed a mixed bag, making us feel both good and bad, for reasons we might not expect. Fade Eadeh, a…Continue readingWhy Getting Revenge Is A Mixed Bag Of Feelings

How Children Use Their Emotions To Learn

Emotions play a critical role in everyday life. The ability to express, regulate, and understand one’s own and others’ emotions – known as emotional competence – is linked to good social skills and to doing better at school. Children and adults who are emotionally competent tend to have more successful…Continue readingHow Children Use Their Emotions To Learn

Head Movements Encode Emotions During Speech and Song

When people talk or sing, they often nod, tilt or bow their heads to reinforce verbal messages. But how effective are these head gestures at conveying emotions? Very effective, according to researchers from McGill University in Montreal. Steven R. Livingstone and Caroline Palmer, from McGill’s Department of Psychology, found that…Continue readingHead Movements Encode Emotions During Speech and Song

Why It Hurts To See Others Suffer: Pain And Empathy Linked In The Brain

The human brain processes the experience of empathy – the ability to understand another person’s pain – in a similar way to the experience of physical pain. This was the finding of a paper that specifically investigated the kind of empathy people feel when they see others in pain –…Continue readingWhy It Hurts To See Others Suffer: Pain And Empathy Linked In The Brain

Emotions Directly Influence The Brain To Work Differently

Emotions are not only the product of the processing of information by the brain, but they also directly influence processes of learning and memory in the brain, a groundbreaking new study at the University of Haifa has found. Dr. Shlomo Wagner of the Sagol Department of Neurobiology, who conducted the…Continue readingEmotions Directly Influence The Brain To Work Differently

Scientist Finds Brain Signature That Predicts Your Emotions

A method of predicting human emotions based on brain activity, with over 90 percent accuracy, has been discovered by a Dartmouth College researcher and his colleagues. The findings could help in diagnosing and treating a range of mental and physical health conditions. Due to its accuracy, and the large number…Continue readingScientist Finds Brain Signature That Predicts Your Emotions