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Colour

As an artist, you think about the form of any project first and then think about the colours you are going to use. However, from the point of view of the viewer, they focus first on the colour scheme of any project. Colour scheme is what catches the eye of the viewer. Once the installation gets the attention, the viewer notices the form it represents.   “Usually...

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Compassion, one of the most necessary feelings and positive emotions in human beings is slowly running out. With an outstanding increase in the suffering amongst people, compassion is disappearing. David DeSteno, a professor of psychology at Northeastern University, states this phenomenon as “compassion fade”.   Through media we get to know about the rise of natural disasters, political movements that take violent turns and mass migrations. This...

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PTSD

Most people go through some traumatic event in their life and some go through multiple such events. Each person experiences and perceives such an event in his or her own unique way. One may get flashbacks, nightmares, or in most of the cases both. It impacts a person’s mental health and day to day functioning as well.   When one goes through a traumatic event, the event...

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Spitituality, Science, and Humanity are what brings us togheather.

Spirituality, science, and humanity, though seemingly worlds apart, together hold the key to a problem shared by the whole human community, i.e. stress. Stress is a response to a situation which is perceived difficult or threatening. The situation can be anything from work related stress, related to your personal life, or simply because of the environment you are living in. Stress is controlled by your...

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expressions

It is a known fact that there are six primary emotions everybody is capable of feeling. Those are happiness, fear, sadness, anger, surprise, and disgust. Subsequently, we express each of these emotions using more or less the same set of facial movements. It makes recognising these emotions very easy. The person’s background and credentials then hardly matter.   Lisa Feldman Barrett, however, begs to differ. She is...

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emotion

Does everyone feel more or less the same emotions all their lives? Yes. Does everyone react to these emotions in the exact same way? No, not exactly. People experience emotions in a way that varies from others. Most of the time, it also depends on the situation. Research at Northeastern University has taken a leap in this field.   Psychologists have, till now, believed that any emotion...

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In a world of science and research today, surprising and obscure facts pop up daily on our notifications. One such amazing fact you were probably oblivious about is that you lip-read while trying to converse with someone. A research conducted by David Lewkowicz, a psychologist who worked on infants, stands as evidence for the above statement.   The research that his collaborators and Lewkowicz himself conducted on...

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We judge people’s facial expressions in social interactions, but we also do it as jurors in the courtroom when deciding whether a defendant is guilty or remorseful. Assumptions about people’s feelings based on their facial movements influences treatment plans for people living with autism and other brain disorders. It has also shaped the direction of research in various scientific fields, including neuroscience and psychiatry. “Gauging a...

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People often tend to think that boys and girls are born differently, with boys having ‘natural’ instincts for cars and violence while girls have ‘natural’ instincts for homecare and dolls. Research has shown that such an essentialist tendency to group people into gender-based labels fades with age where young children tend to have stronger sexist beliefs. However, through their research paper published in Journal of...

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cheese

In case you are not in tune with the latest challenges flooding the internet, there’s something called the ‘Cheese Challenge’. Apparently, people are flinging cheese slices on their dear baby’s face and filming the reaction. While the entire thing looks funny, with the babies laughing, crying, and being stunned into silence, there’s something you need to know. Brenhouse studied the effect and found out something...

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