emotions

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In the first stories of the new season, we're giving emotions a similar treatment to the one we gave to thoughts in the very first episode of "Invisibilia" (The Secret History of Thoughts). Where do our emotions come from? How seriously should we take them? Do they tell us truths about the world that should guide our behavior or should we be more skeptical about them?

To explore these questions, we look at an unusual case in the American justice system. Then we follow a man as he discovers a new emotion that no one in western culture has experienced before.

This week: Emotional eating, 3-D mammography and more

Mar 11, 2016

Why does stress cause some people to lose their appetite and others to gorge?

Patrick Sweeney explores the complex relationships between emotion, genetics and eating patterns on this week's HealthLink on Air. He's a neurosciences doctoral candidate in Upstate’s College of Graduate Studies who recently published research showing that brain regions involved with emotion and stress are also involved in feeding behavior -- something not previously reported. He hopes future research might lead to drugs for individual circuits of the brain, rather than the entire brain.

Remember the mood ring? Well the smart phone of the future may be able to identify your mood based on the sound of your voice.

Fall Colors & Emotions

Sep 18, 2012

John Weeks discusses the phenomenon of early autumnal coloration and the importance of color when it comes to communicating about nature. He also talks about the emotions that certain colors evoke, specifically the colors of fall.