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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Human emotions may not be as plentiful as the hundreds of emojis we use on social media, but they're still more complex than previously believed. A new study examining the various ways that we express ourselves determined that humans display 27 distinct emotional states. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley recruited a diverse sample of 853 men and women to watch short five-to-ten second long video clips meant to evoke a range of reactions, hoping to measure the true spectrum of human emotions.




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"There are smooth gradients of emotion between, say, awe and peacefulness, horror and sadness, and amusement and adoration," notes senior author Dacher Keltner. "We found that 27 distinct dimensions, not six, were necessary to account for the way hundreds of people reliably reported feeling in response to each video."


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One for every "gender"?

#1 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-09-12 07:41 AM | Reply

One for every "gender"?

Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-09-12 07:41 AM | Reply

Stick to worrying about your gender since you have such a difficult time understanding other genders.

#2 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-09-12 08:37 AM | Reply

27 huh? Is this a breakthrough insight or just stupidity posing as science? Mathematical quantification in social and economic sciences is pathetic.

#3 | Posted by bayviking at 2017-09-12 12:20 PM | Reply

trump supporters have two; angry and afraid.

#4 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-09-12 12:40 PM | Reply

trump supporters have two; angry and afraid.

#4 | POSTED BY INDIANAJONES AT 2017-09-12 12:40 PM | REPLY

Three. You left out insecure.

#5 | Posted by anton at 2017-09-13 12:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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