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Study: Variation in the Smell of Our Sweat Can Convey Fear or Disgust

The Knowing Nose: Chemosignals Communicate Human Emotions

Many animal species transmit information via chemical signals, but the extent to which these chemosignals play a role in human communication is unclear. In a new study published in Psychological Science, researchers investigate whether we humans might actually be able to communicate our emotional states to each other through chemical signals. ... More>

Welche Gesten den Egoisten entlarven (The gestures that reveal the egoist)

Robot Reveals Why Humans Trust, and Don’t

Who (and What) Can You Trust? How Non-Verbal Cues Can Predict a Person’s (and a Robot’s) Trustworthiness

People face this predicament all the time—can you determine a person’s character in a single interaction? Can you judge whether someone you just met can be trusted when you have only a few minutes together? And if you can, how do you do it? Using a robot named Nexi, Northeastern University psychology professor David DeSteno and collaborators Cynthia Breazeal from MIT’s Media Lab and Robert Frank and David Pizarro from Cornell University have figured out the answer. ... More>