Emotions

Emotions are what makes us human, and we all experience them. Emotion data provides crucial insights that allow researchers to gain insight in complex human behaviors in greater depth. Emotions can play a role in all kind of matters. For example, in the decisions we make whether or not to buy something, in food choices we make, and in how we interact with others.

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How do people with antisocial and psychopathic traits process emotions?

Understanding more about emotion processing in people with antisocial personality disorder and psychopathic traits can improve interventions. The team of researcher Kyranides studied how facial mimicry can help.
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How emotions are made

Neuroscience research in the past decades has shown that our brain gives meaning to our experiences and sensations, through concepts such as emotions.
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How do people with Parkinson's disease express emotions?

A mask-like facial expression is an early symptom of Parkinson's disease. How can we understand the relation between changed facial expressions and disease severity? Researcher Yang and their team used FaceReader to find out.
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How the ability to manage emotions shapes perception of risk

Can our ability to recognize and control our emotions determine how dangerous we perceive certain hazards to be and whether or not we think we are at risk?
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How music affects children’s development

Researchers dove deeper into building an understanding of the relationship between music and emotions and how music affects children’s development.
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5 tips on how to measure facial expressions

It may sound very simple, but recording video and playing it back enables more detailed analysis of facial expressions. 5 useful tips on how to measure facial expressions!
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Must-see TED Talks on emotions

Emotions are fundamental in understanding human behavior. Do you want to get a better understanding of emotions? We’ve put together a list of must-see TED Talks on emotions.
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The relevance of emotions on the evaluation of a transactional website

A UX test is a method of evaluating a product or service by having users test it. Researchers studied how emotions influence opinions about a website by conducting UX tests.
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The influence of ad-evoked emotions on brand attitudes

Can brand authenticity generate positive emotions among consumers and turn into a positive brand attitude?
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Entrepreneurs’ facial expressions & emotional contagion during investor pitches

What is the influence of emotions in a decision-making process? Dinkla and Liebregts wondered if displaying joy and emotional mimicry play a role during pitches.