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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...

2013-12-12 08:34:47

Advanced Emotion Channels Added to Detect Frustration and Confusion SAN DIEGO, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Emotient, the leading authority in facial expression recognition, today announced the commercial availability of its new FACET® 2.1 SDK, which performs real-time, frame-by-frame analysis of the emotional responses of users. The latest version of the FACET SDK includes two advanced emotions: frustration and confusion, as well as a demographic detector for gender....

Understanding Facial Expressions On World Smile Day
2013-10-04 09:26:55

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 1963, Massachusetts artist Harvey Ball created the iconic yellow smiley face, an international sign of goodwill and peace. Though the image is instantly recognizable, some Spanish researchers are questioning the power of the smile and suggest this expression could confuse our perceptions of others’ emotions. Human beings frequently communicate without words through body language or facial expressions, but these can be altered...

2013-05-14 12:35:41

DENVER, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Smiling comes naturally when you're happy, an outward expression of the joy within. In fact, the physical act of putting on a smile seems to be a mood booster. Why? Studies suggest that smiling activates areas of the brain associated with reward and triggers release of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Smiling also appears to stimulate responses in areas of the brain involving cognition and emotional processing. Plus, there appears to be a link...

2013-04-22 08:30:04

When it comes to non-verbal communication, is your facial language leaving others lost in translation? TORONTO, April 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Ever been told you look grumpy, upset or sad - when you don't feel that way at all? We all know with age comes wisdom and experience, but unfortunately, age can also bring unwanted lines and wrinkles which can often be misinterpreted as negative facial expressions. Results from a new Canadian survey(i) show that women seem to be walking a fine line...

2012-12-28 15:43:40

Research using new technology shows that our ability to imitate facial expressions depends on learning that occurs through visual feedback. Studies of the chameleon effect confirm what salespeople, tricksters, and Lotharios have long known: Imitating another person´s postures and expressions is an important social lubricant. But how do we learn to imitate with any accuracy when we can´t see our own facial expressions and we can´t feel the facial expressions of others?...

Ability To Imitate Facial Features Depends On Visual Feedback
2012-12-27 18:11:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New studies by British researchers have provided hard evidence of what most of us know intuitively — that the ability to imitate the expressions and gestures of others can ease conversations and lubricate social situations. Using cutting edge computer software, the team of scientists has demonstrated that our ability to mimic facial expressions depends largely on the ability to learn through visual feedback. The so-called...

Smiles Mimic, Show Status
2012-10-15 20:18:49

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Smile, and the whole world smiles back at you. But if research is any indication, a new study released by students in the department of psychology at the University of California in San Diego shows the action of returning a smile is determined by station and sense of security. A report presented at the annual Society for Neuroscience conference in New Orleans titled by Evan Carr, a graduate student at UC San Diego and one of the...

Grin And Bear It - Smiling Relieves Stress
2012-07-31 09:11:00

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Smiling and laughing is said to be contagious among people. Smiling could possibly even have a positive effect on the body. Psychological scientists Tara Kraft and Sarah Pressman from the University of Kansas recently looked at the possible benefits of smiling. In general, positive feelings can make people smile but the researchers wanted to investigate whether the action of smiling led to more positive emotions. The findings...

Chances Are, Your Smile Is From Frustration
2012-05-25 11:33:39

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Although some people may appear to be grinning after you say a clever comment about how they gained holiday weight, a new study confirms it's merely a smile out of frustration, rather than humor. Experiments conducted by MIT researchers found that 90 percent of participants in their study actually expressed frustration through smiling. The findings could help pave the way for computers to help assess the emotional state of their users, and train those...