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This Interactive Map of Human Emotional Sounds Is Both Horny and Horrifying

Researchers plotted “vocal bursts” on a map, and found that we experience around 24 nonverbal emotions.
Samantha Cole
2.14.19
don't freak out

LSD Makes It Harder to Recognize Fear in Others

The inability to recognize fear in others while on LSD may help treat depression and anxiety.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.4.17
Culture

Listen to HAL from '2001' and Samantha from 'Her' Talk About Their Feelings

It could be a couple breaking up on the sidewalk outside your apartment window, or on a bench in the park.
Brian Anderson
8.15.16
News

​Humans Will Love Robots More When They’re Flawed

The future of robot-human relations will be better when robots come with inbuilt imperfections.
Emiko Jozuka
10.14.15
News

A Single Bump of Coke Makes It Harder to Tell When You're Being 'That Guy'

Ingesting the drug impairs the ability to perceive sadness, anger, and disgust.
Kari Paul
8.31.15
Facebook

What 24,000 Facebook Confession Posts Tell Us About College

It’s not all about partying and academics at Tufts.
Clinton Nguyen
6.23.15
Internet

So Texting Can Actually Boost Your Self-Esteem

We often hear about how the internet is bumming us out, but it's not all bad.
Stephen Buranyi
8.6.14
Culture

When My Phone Dies, I Might Not Shed a Tear

We love our objects like friends, which is going to make for a rather depressing future.
Derek Mead
7.18.14
Motherboard Blog

Anger Is More Viral Than Joy

Ever notice that whenever some clown writes a truly abhorrent, asinine blog post, it ends up being the most-shared article in your Twitter or Facebook feed?
Derek Mead
9.17.13
Motherboard Blog

#grieving

Prayers are sent via tweets, love is expressed through Facebook, solidarity is captured through the haze of an Instagram filter. Everything, tagged and counted.
Cathy Lew
4.23.13
Motherboard Blog

OMG! Literature Study Says Americans Are More Emotional Writers than the British

Since roughly the 1960s, written American English has slowly diverged from the English of our British cousins. Relative to the British, American writing is more emotional now. OMG ALL CAPS!
Austin Considine
3.25.13
Motherboard Blog

New Book: Botox Makes You Happier Because It Keeps You from Frowning

If you can't frown, the logic goes, it makes you less unhappy. But maybe we're just crying on the inside.
Austin Considine
3.11.13
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