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Emotion Detectors May Make Driving Safer
2014-03-14 15:38:29

[ Watch The Video: Emotion Detection ] Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL scientists are studying how to identify drivers' emotions using embedded cameras that film their faces Technology now allows us to read facial expressions and identify which of the seven universal emotions a person is feeling: fear, anger, joy, sadness, disgust, surprise, or suspicion. This is very useful in video game development, medicine, marketing, and, perhaps less obviously, in driver...

2014-03-06 08:36:31

Financing Led by Prominent Silicon Valley VC Seth Neiman's Private Investment Consortium; Intel Capital Provides Institutional Investment SAN DIEGO, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emotient, the leading authority in facial expression recognition, today announced that it has closed a $6 million Series B round of financing. The funding was led by Handbag, LLC, a new wave venture capital firm, created by noted Silicon Valley investor and former Crosspoint general partner Seth Neiman. Intel...

2014-03-06 08:36:12

Emotient Glassware Uses Facial Expression Recognition to Enable Google Glass Wearers to Aggregate Sentiment as a Customer Service Measure SAN DIEGO, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emotient, the leading authority in facial expression recognition, today announced the availability of its Sentiment Analysis prototype application, which is currently being released as a private beta with select partners and customers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140306/LA77947 "Emotient's...

MRI Study Shows How The Brain Finds Beauty In Mathematics
2014-02-13 12:39:43

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online To many people math is work, often times hard work. Yet for those who appreciate the beauty of mathematics it can activate the same part of the brain that can appreciate great art or music. To those math lovers an aesthetically pleasing formula is art, and this now suggests that there could be a neurobiological basis to beauty. Thus beauty is truly in the eyes of the beholder, and researchers from University College London, Imperial...

Emotions Cause Physiological Changes
2014-01-01 08:10:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online That tightening you feel in your chest when you’re anxious, or that warm sensation that washes over your entire body when you feel loved – those sensations aren’t just in your head, according to new research which maps the physiological changes that accompany different emotions. The study, which appears in the journal Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences, said that feelings can alter both our mental and physical...

2013-10-07 12:42:57

Ideologues on both ends of the political spectrum are equally likely to believe their opinions are superior to others', but their feelings of superiority emerge for distinct political issues, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. These findings suggest that, while people with moderate attitudes tend to be more evenhanded, those on the extreme ends of the political spectrum seem especially convinced that their...

Where Imagination Lives In The Brain
2013-09-17 04:41:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While both philosophers and scientists have searched for ages for the biological source of the human imagination, the authors of a paper appearing in this week’s edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences report that they have located it in the human brain. In the study, lead author Alex Schlegel, a graduate student in the Dartmouth University Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, and colleagues report...

2013-08-28 23:28:17

PROJECT: H.E.P.C.A.T. (Human Emotion Programming for Computer Application Technology) is a global project to teach a computer human emotion. Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 Can a computer be taught human emotion? And if so, what are the implications? Would the computer be able to respond and reason with human emotion? That is the intent of this global initiative. The team members of this project will build a database of human emotion based on a list developed by Shaver,...

2013-08-06 23:23:16

Moodswiing connects users emotions to the latest ideas, stories, opinions and news about what interests them most. Users can locate their city and filter out an emotion or topic, and see how people feel about that certain topic, or what topics are making them express a particular emotion. Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 Emotions take center stage with Moodswiing, a new, innovative approach to social networking. This breakthrough social media tool allows people to be understood and more...

2013-07-23 23:28:10

End Limiting Beliefs created by Steve Jones is a new personal development program that covers exercises, techniques, methods, and detailed instructions on how to think positively. A full End Limiting Beliefs overview on the site Vkool.com indicates if the book is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 End Limiting Beliefs created by Steve Jones is a new personal development program that covers exercises, techniques, methods, and detailed instructions on how to think positively....