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Blue-and-Yellow Macaws Turn Pink to Communicate, but What Are They Saying? Blue-and-Yellow Macaws Turn Pink to Communicate, but What Are They Saying?

Do you ever get so excited about something that your whole face starts to turn red? Well, it seems that blue-and-yellow macaws do the same thing, according to new research—though the exact reason they go red in the face is still unknown.

Three Emotional Movie Scenes That Used Brilliant Visual Tricks

It’s easy for films to make us feel sad or happy by showing us a character be sad or happy. We project our own emotions onto the screen, using what we see as a proxy for our feelings. What’s more brilliant, though, is when a movies utilizes subtle cues and impeccable composition and slick cinematography to fully…

10 of the Most Emotional Movie Scenes of All Time

Movies are supposed to make you feel something. The best ones can deliver scenes that make you feel all sorts of emotions through the fiction. CineFix cooked up a list of 10 of the most emotional movie scenes of all time—but really, it’s a dive that goes so much deeper than that, because it takes a look at all the…

How Movies Help Us Deal With Loss

Losing someone is painful and world shattering and can almost feel impossible to endure. There’s no real way to prepare yourself and there’s no quick way to get over it but the fact is, everyone is going to have to deal with it at some point in their life. This video from CineFix is ostensibly a list about the 21 best…

How Different Colors Convey Different Emotions in Movies

You may not realize it as you’re watching a movie, but directors are manipulating how you feel by playing with certain colors in each scene. Here’s a compilation of how the psychology of color works in movies. For example, pink is often used to convey sweetness or femininity, while red is utilized for violence. Green…

What Makes Pixar Movies So Special?

To be honest, it’s everything. The depth of their characters, the artistry in their animation, the comedy, the relationships. It’s a combination of all that that makes (most) Pixar movies excellent. But what makes Pixar movies special? It’s the story. It’s how Pixar movies try to weave a story that we can all relate…

Microsoft Will Guess Your Emotion in a Photo Microsoft Will Guess Your Emotion in a Photo

Earlier this year, Microsoft unveiled a tool that could guess your age from a single photograph. Now, it wants to guess how you’re feeling too. It might not get the answer right—but it is kinda fun.

Dogs Feel Jealousy, Raising Questions About Its Evolutionary Origin Dogs Feel Jealousy, Raising Questions About Its Evolutionary Origin

Despite the wide variety of species that have complex social structures – elephants, monkeys, chimps, dolphins, giraffes, wolves, corvids, and lots more – many have argued that jealousy requires a sophisticated understanding of the self and of other's social goals and desires.

Shedding tears of sadness could save your life Shedding tears of sadness could save your life

Humans are the only animals who shed tears during times of emotional distress. The reasons why have long been a mystery to science, but there are some fascinating ideas about how crying could be a survival technique for social creatures like ourselves.

Is This Dingo Mother Mourning Her Dead Pup? Is This Dingo Mother Mourning Her Dead Pup?

In recent years we've seen a number of animals, including elephants, giraffes and chimpanzees, "grieve" over deceased group members. But canids are notably — and surprisingly — absent from the list of mourners. For the first time, researchers have now documented a wild dingo mother showing "care-giving behavior"…

We Love Rock Music Because It Makes Us Feel like Cavemen We Love Rock Music Because It Makes Us Feel like Cavemen

Distorted guitar, jarring chords and screeching solos get a lot of us pumped up. New research, though, reveals that it's not something we've learned to love—in fact, the distinctive sounds of rock music echo the raw, visceral warning sounds of humans and animals from prehistoric times.

Emotion Is Reversed in the Brains of Left Handers Emotion Is Reversed in the Brains of Left Handers

Psychologists have always assumed that the way emotions are organized in the brain is the same for all of us. But now, a new study suggests that left-handers process emotion in the opposite side of the brain to right-handers—which could change the way we think about and treat mental disorders.

Happy Memories Become Less Special If You Talk About Them Happy Memories Become Less Special If You Talk About Them

When we have a positive experience—a great meal, say, or a wonderfully romantic encounter—it's natural to want to talk about it. But a new study suggests that word-of-mouth stories blunt our feelings about experiences. In other words, telling people about your best kiss or favorite restaurant will make it feel less…

10 Psychological States You've Never Heard Of... and When You Experienced Them 10 Psychological States You've Never Heard Of... and When You Experienced Them

Everybody knows what you mean when you say you're happy or sad. But what about all those emotional states you don't have words for? Here are ten feelings you may have had, but never knew how to explain.

Women Are Happier in Relationships When Their Partner Knows They're Miserable Women Are Happier in Relationships When Their Partner Knows They're Miserable

Sometimes, science doesn't provide radical new findings, it just confirms what we've all suspected for generations. Take, for instance, a recent study that shows women are happier in relationships when men know they're miserable. Men on the other hand, they're just happy when their partner is happy.

Swearing Makes You F**king Feel Better Swearing Makes You F**king Feel Better

It happens all the time. You stub your toe or bash your elbow, scream "Mother SUCKER!" (or something), and instantly feel just a bit better. It's true: your potty mouth saves you aspirin money. Science!

10 Psychological States You've Never Heard Of — And When You Experienced Them 10 Psychological States You've Never Heard Of — And When You Experienced Them

Everybody knows what you mean when you say you're happy or sad. But what about all those emotional states you don't have words for? Here are ten feelings you may have had, but never knew how to explain.

MIT Scientist Controls Your Brain With Fiber Optics MIT Scientist Controls Your Brain With Fiber Optics

MIT scientist Ed Boyden invented a way to implant optical fibers into your brain and activate them on command using light. As neurons are turned on and off, the researchers can see what the circuits do.

Why being a cowardly workaholic can actually make you live longer Why being a cowardly workaholic can actually make you live longer

Feel good about yourself, don't work too hard, and don't worrying too much...it's all good advice, but they're not actually going to help you live any longer. That's the counterintuitive finding of a 20-year study examining how personality affects longevity.

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