feelings Tag

Feelings and misconceptions

Feelings are a state of emotion. They express anger, happiness, sadness, jealousy, anxiety, etc.  However, there has been an age-old misconception attached to its origins. We have continued to believe that individual emotions or feelings—anger, disgust, fear, sadness, joy—arise from specific “blobs of brain circuitry” anchored in discrete regions of the human brain. A recent groundbreaking research by Lisa Feldman Barrett, University Distinguished Professor of...

Read More
poetry

Nothing is a better medium to express your emotions and feelings than soulful songs and beautiful poetry. Northeastern University’s own professor, Margaret Burnham, likes to organise events surrounding this expression of emotions. She is the professor of Law, and the one to orchestrate a special event which mainly focused on music and poetry. It was to pay tribute to those nine people who got killed...

Read More
artificial intelligence

The business of emotion detection has moved beyond the science fiction to a $20 billion industry in just a few years. Companies such as IBM and Microsoft, using artificial intelligence to identify how people feel, promote software that can analyse facial expressions and match them to certain emotions. This, they believe, would be a superpower in determining customer’s response to a new product or job...

Read More
Feelings

“People treat their feelings about the world as evidence for how the world really is,” said Lisa Feldman Barrett, a psychology professor. According to Barrett our emotions play a vital role in perceiving the world around us. If we are happy, anything around us looks good and positive. If we are unhappy the perception of our surrounding replicates our emotions and moods.   ‘Studying our emotional life’, an...

Read More

Marshall Sylver quoted, “When you control your thoughts and emotions, you control everything.” You all will agree to the fact that it is easier said than done. Emotions are something, which makes us feel helpless. It feels almost impossible to have control over our emotions. We all are at the mercy of our emotional circuits.    However, here is someone who stands against this notion. Lisa Feldman Barrett, a...

Read More

We have always been curious about why we feel things- love, pain, desire and how the feelings are related to our thoughts. Driven by the curiosity about feelings and with careful thinking, Lisa Feldman Barrett (distinguished Professor Northeastern University) finally found some answers.   As a child we are always told that feelings are something related to our heart. Don’t you feel a pang of pain in your chest...

Read More

Patricia Illingworth, a Northeastern professor of philosophy and law, said that we don’t all have to agree on something for it to be true. But we do need to believe that truth exists. Illingworth said I would distinguish truth from what is agreed upon.   Elusive definition of truth Generally, we can define truth as a statement about the way the world actually is. The truth seems like...

Read More

Are you capable of describing what you’re feeling in the present moment? Is it pleasure, excitement, astonishment? Can you differentiate between annoyance and frustration? If you can only discriminate your emotions in terms of whether it makes you feel positive or negative, fret not - you’re not alone. If yes, congratulations! You’re high on what the psychology folks refer to as ‘emotional granularity’.   (But before getting...

Read More