Social Sciences

Computers Predict People’s Tastes in Art

Pasadena, CA — Do you like the thick brush strokes and soft colour palettes of an impressionist painting such as those by Claude Monet? Or do you prefer the bold colours and abstract shapes of a Rothko?...

Understanding Feelings: When Less is More

Halle (Saale), Germany — A facial expression or the sound of a voice can say a lot about a person’s emotional state; and how much they reveal depends on the intensity of the feeling. But is it...

How Comparable Different Stress Tests Are

Bochum, Germany — Scientists use many different tests to investigate what happens in the brain in people experiencing stress. It is unclear to what extent the various methods with which subjects are...

Using Play to “school” Children’s Emotions

Geneva, Switzerland — Being socially and emotionally competent from an early age is likely to help children win acceptance by their peers, build better relationships with teachers, and facilitate academic...

Making Balanced Decisions

München, Germany — Animals have an innate preference for certain scents and tastes. Attractive scents are linked to things like good food. Less attractive scents – that of spoiled food, for example...

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