Thursday, March 1, 2012
Emotions and Brain Patterns
Do you know that emotions have their own brain-activity patterns? Using fMRI studies, researchers at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, presented subjects with pseudowords spoken in five ways (with anger, sadness, relief, joy, or neutral with no emotion at all). Researchers were able to classify each emotion against all other alternatives by analyzing the spatial pattern of activity in the auditory cortex.