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Radiolab

The Trust Engineers

Monday, February 09, 2015

How a tiny group of social engineers are making our online relationships kindler and gentler, whether we like it or not. 
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Radiolab

Darwin's Stickers

Monday, February 09, 2015

How Charles Darwin's 150 year-old discoveries about human emotion are helping Facebook users better understand and empathize with each other.
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Radiolab

Lu vs. Soo

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Lulu Miller, reporter at NPR and former Radiolab producer, tells us the story of how her entire world view flipped in one scary moment. It happened on a bike trip she took with her friend Soo. Lulu and Soo are, well … different. Lulu tends to be an optimist who ...

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The Takeaway

Turns Out Humans Only Feel Four Basic Emotions

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Conventional scientific understanding holds that there are only six classic emotions: Happy, surprised, afraid, disgusted, angry, and sad. That is until now. A new study finds that, in fact, we don't even have six emotions—but only four "basic" emotions: Happy, sad, afraid/surprised, and angry/disgusted. Dr. Rachael Jack of the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Glasgow, is one of the scientists behind this new finding. She joins The Takeaway to explain how we categorize emotions.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sing! Join the Brian Lehrer Show Mini-Choir Live at 11:40am

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Brian Lehrer Show is assembling a mini-choir today to sing part of the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's "Messiah". Be part of the on-air choir or just listen in with Stacy Horn, author of Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness Singing with Others, who talks about the emotional and health benefits of group singing.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Emotions of Doctors

Friday, June 21, 2013

Danielle Ofri, attending physician at Bellevue Hospital, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Bellevue Literary Review and the author of What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine (Beacon Press, 2013), makes the case that for the best patient care, the emotions of doctors should be explored and understood rather than kept in check.

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Radiolab

On Goose Bumps

Monday, November 26, 2012

It turns out these little flashing studs of flesh used to do something very specific (and useful!) for us. Lulu Miller explains how goose bumps used to protect us.

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Radiolab

Find a Face

Monday, September 24, 2012

We're so wired to recognize faces, we sometimes see them where they're not -- in clouds, in coffee swirls, in splotches of ink. This week, Lulu Miller leads a scavenger hunt for found faces. Take a look, and send us your photos (through our blog, or using our mobile app).

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Emotions and the Brain

Monday, March 05, 2012

Sharon Begley, science journalist at Reuters and Richard J. Davidson, professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who co-wrote The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live--and How You Can Change Them, talk about their discoveries about emotions and the brain and the implications for treatment.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Working Through the Tears

Monday, April 04, 2011

Anne Kreamer, former executive at Nickelodeon, part of the founding team of SPY magazine, author of Going Gray: What I Learned about Beauty, Sex, Work, Motherhood, Authenticity and Everything Else that Really Matters and her new book It's Always Personal: Emotion in the New Workplacewrites about crying and other emotional expression at work in her new book.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Science of Smiling

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Carl Zimmer, contributor to The New York Times' Science Times and author of Brain Cuttings: Fifteen Journeys Through the Mind, talks about developments in the research of smiling and what smiling means for our brains.

President Obama's smile was impressively consistent when he posed for photographs with 130 foreign dignitaries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2009.  Check out the video below, from Bus Your Own Tray blogger Eric Spiegelman.

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The Takeaway

Can You Read My Mind? Technology That Reads Our Thoughts and Emotions

Thursday, June 03, 2010

During last week’s tech segment, we explored military technology that’s being developed for use in the near future and the far-off future. Among the inventions that had a lot of us on the edge of our seats was the telepathic helmet, which will eventually make it possible for soldiers in the field to communicate without making a sound, as well as think more cohesively as a unit.

Of course, this kind of technology makes a lot of us afraid that the government and regular folks will eventually be able to read our minds. But Brad Allenby - Chair of the Consortium on Emerging Technology, Military Operations, and National security - assured us that that day is a long ways off.

Today’s guests, however, say that, when it comes to machines reading our minds and emotions, the future is now.

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Studio 360

Playing Our Song

Saturday, May 19, 2001

Producer Jeff Lunden explores how specific songs can trigger intense emotional memories.

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Studio 360

How Art Works: Black & White

Saturday, February 10, 2001

Molly Bang explores the emotional resonance of black and white.

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Studio 360

How Art Works: Visual Emotion

Saturday, January 20, 2001

Writer and illustrator Molly Bang describes how pictures trigger our emotions from paintings to advertising.

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