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Louder Than Words

From facial cues to physical stances, our nonverbal expressions speak volumes to others. APS Fellows Klaus Scherer and Beatrice de Gelder and other researchers share the latest science on communication in the absence of speech. ... More>


Neuroimaging Highlights Emotion Perception and Memory

This is a photo of family photographs hanging on a clothesline in front of a cloudy sky.

Perception often is thought of in terms of sensory stimuli — what we see, hear, and smell — but it extends beyond the five senses, including complex function of emotional perception. We also can turn this perception inward, toward our own appraisal of an emotional stimulus. ... More>


How to Boast on the Sly


Negative People are More Dangerous Drivers

A combination of behavioral and neural measures reveals that neurotic negative people are more likely to get into car crashes. ... More>


Eating something sweet can lead to a romantic date