andrewducker + emotions   37

Can't get rid of your memories? Call Death Bear
A fantastic piece of therapy and performance art rolled into one.
death  loss  catharsis  emotions  art  memory  performance 
march 2010 by andrewducker
On not feeling successful - no matter how successful you actually are.
Competent people worry that they might not be competent. To a large extent, that constant critical self-appraisal is what makes them competent.

In contrast, incompetent people regularly believe they're doing a great job.
emotions  success  competency 
january 2010 by andrewducker
Feeling grumpy is good for you
Miserable people are better at decision-making and less gullible. Cheerfulness fosters creativity, gloominess breeds attentiveness and careful thinking.
emotions  psychology 
november 2009 by andrewducker
Individual Differences in Personality Predict How People Look at Faces
We conclude that personality may be related to interpersonal interaction by shaping aspects of social cognition as basic as eye contact. In this way, eye gaze represents a possible behavioral link in a complex relationship between genes, brain function, and personality.
genetics  emotions  personality 
july 2009 by andrewducker
Lavender is sexist
Volunteers were given either capsules containing lavender or a placebo.

Their physiological responses to neutral, scary and light-hearted film clips were then observed.

Women who took lavender had an increased heart rate variation - an indicator of a more relaxed state - during all three films.

But men in fact displayed more symptoms of stress - including sweaty palms - during the scary film if they had taken a capsule containing lavender.
gender  nature  chemistry  brain  emotions 
april 2009 by andrewducker
Ancient brain circuits light up so we can judge people on first impressions
The scans showed that two brain regions were involved in opinion-forming, the almond-shaped amygdala, which is linked to regulating emotions, and the posterior cingulate cortex, which is active in making financial decisions and putting values on the outcomes of situations.
psychology  neuroscience  brain  emotions  decisions 
march 2009 by andrewducker
Empathy deficit disorder -- do you suffer from it?
Well, no, you probably don't. But frankly a little more empathy wouldn't hurt any of us.
empathy  emotions  self_help 
june 2008 by andrewducker
How scientific research into revulsion is shaping our supermarkets
Fascinating piece on how we react to objects we find disgusting, and how that sticks in our minds.
emotions  psychology  brain  marketing  shopping 
july 2007 by andrewducker

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