From the vault: Feeling emotional

We all have our ups and downs. Hop on board this week’s emotional rollercoaster as Cosmos takes some twists and turns through the study of emotions.

Morality is a slave to emotion

Damage to one part of the brain can leave some types of impersonal judgment intact, but radically alter decisions when emotional issues are at stake. Read more

‘Cuddle chemical’ helps autistics recognise emotions

A hormone associated with bonding between lovers, or mothers and their children, has been found to help improve the recognition of emotions when given to adults with autism. Read more

Robot helps emotional connection over internet

Now you really can reach out and hug someone through the Internet, with the help of a wearable robot that detects emotions in messages and provides an appropriate physical sensation. Read more

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