5 posts
Most popular GIFs used to express emotion in different countries

People often use animated GIFs to digitally express caricatures of emotion or reaction. So when you look at the most distinct ones of various countries associated with specific emotions, you get sort of a caricature for each region. Amanda Hess and Quoctrung Bui for The Upshot looked. I wonder what the GIFs look like for people who are less likely to display emotion. Does the straight face cross over to...

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Complement data with emotion for full effect

Data is a great vehicle for arguments, but the (not just visual) perception can change completely depending how a reader feels. Cognitive neuroscientist Tali Sharot talks facts and emotions on Hidden Brain. The example at the end is interesting. Tell a person a joke when they’re sad, and they probably won’t think the joke is funny. Make the person happy first, and it’s more likely they’ll see the joke from...

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When she cried

For most, crying isn’t an especially common occurrence over a long period of time, but when it happens, it’s often because something significant occurs in one’s life. Over the course of a couple of years, Robin Weis has 394 such occurrences. She knows this because she tracked when she cried and then later classified each event. Breakups and relationships were the root of 63% of the total cries. The data...

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Atlas of Emotions, a collaboration with the Dalai Lama

Emotions are complex and only partially understood, yet such a force in how we live our lives. The Atlas of Emotions, produced by Stamen Design, shows what we know about these things, based on research and conversations between the Dalai Lama and psychologists Paul and Eve Ekman. Using a geographic metaphor, the interactive starts with five universal emotions or “continents”: Anger, Fear, Sadness, Disgust, and Enjoyment. From there, you can...

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Combining Inside Out emotions for new ones

Spoiler alert for Inside Out. At the climax of the movie, we see that emotions can combine for deeper, more complex feelings, and it's these combinations that get Riley through a tough time. Christophe Haubursin for Vox provides the matrix of emotions if you combine each. Tags: emotion, Inside Out

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