We like aggressive music – Strong, sad, full of emotions
We like aggressive music – Strong, sad, full of emotions – We are more willing to choose sad, troubling and full of anger songs. This phenomenon was observed by analysts from Lawrence Technological University. They used an automated system to evaluate the lyrics of the most popular songs listed on the Billboard Hot 100 list from the end of the 1950s until the end of 2016. In total, about 6,000 works were examined. The algorithm assigned each emotional value, and then the average for the whole year.
As Kathleen Napier and Lior Shamir, who analyzed this data, observed, the most optimistic, joyful songs are the oldest ones. From that time on, anger, fear and sadness began to take over to reach the apogee in 2015. Only the middle of the 1970s and the beginning of the 1980s breaks from this trend.
As the researchers emphasize, it does not mean that the music itself has changed
Increasing aggression in the text layer does not mean growing aggression of the creators. This is a sign that the tastes of music consumers have changed
– says Lior Shamir. –
We just want to listen such things.
Through stomach to brain
Through stomach to brain – Researchers University of California at Los Angeles found that in people who do not consume dairy products part of the brain associated with processing emotions and feeling of the body is more stable or increased. Been studied the brains of people who regularly eat probiotic yogurt. It turned out that the brain has better communication between the trunk and the prefrontal cortex.
Use of smell
Use of smell – If a particular scent can trigger specific emotions can therefore affect our behavior and decisions, eg. Buying (from 70s known that emotions decide the election to a much greater extent than quality or price). Properly applied smell can be a powerful tool for manipulation, is likely to attract other people (customers, employees or partners) desirable behavior.
Basic emotions – During the 70s. American psychologist Paul Ekman identified a basic set of seven emotions, which can be read from his face: joy, sadness, fear, anger, disgust, contempt and surprise. His findings were the basis of detection lies. The assumption was that our faces can be read involuntarily micro grimace, betraying even the best cheater.
Additional emotions – In 2005. Researchers from the University of Cambridge – Dr. Rana el Kaliouby together with prof. Simon Baron-Cohen decided to expand the set of emotions Ekman. It turned out that the face can be read also thoughtfulness, consent, concentration, attention, and confusion and disagreement.
Chinese see otherwise
Chinese see otherwise – A study by Rachel E. Jack from the University of Glasgow, on 15 white Europeans and 15 Chinese people showed that the Chinese in assessing the emotions of another human being focus on the expression of the eyes, and the Europeans are looking primarily for eyebrows and lips caller. These cultural differences lead to erroneous read emotions and misunderstandings between members of different cultures.
Emotional disorders in women
Emotional disorders in women – Nowadays defined disease called histrionic personality disorder. They suffer from it especially women, to a lesser extent, may also apply to men. It manifests itself labile affect, and in some cases even result in a lack of control over their own behavior. Further symptoms are prone to behaviors theater, spinning intrigues, seeking excitement and desire to be the center of attention. Often there are also prone to manipulation, and ruthlessness towards other people. These characteristics often cause problems in interpersonal relations.
Memory likes colors – Using your favorite colors
Memory likes colors – It is assumed that 83% of the information received by sight, hearing 11%, 3.5% smell, touch 1.5% and 1% flavor. Remembering and the huge impact of color is because using your favorite colors while taking notes. Makes we gain emotional relation to the content and thus better remember.
Robert Katzman – American neurologist
Robert Katzman – A neurologist at the University of Medical Sciences Albert Einstein discovered, that regular dancing reduces the risk of developing dementia in old age by as much as 76 percent! Reason: Dance engages different brain areas such as the center of hearing, movement, emotions and spatial awareness.
Strong psychoactive substance
Strong psychoactive substance – C12H22O11 – a powerful psychoactive substance. Just as cocaine, alcohol or nicotine to the extent stimulates the reward system in the brain that a person can become dependent. In this chemical formula, however, doesn’t hide any illegal drug. But the Sucrose – better known as sugar, which we all use every day in their homes.
According to a recent study conducted at the University of New South Wales in Australia, sugar – especially in the form of sugary drinks – a negative impact on memory (as well as chronic stress). Researchers observed two groups of rats: suffering from stress and emotionally stable. The latter for some time given sweetened drinks. We found that in the rat hippocampus consumed sugar (in the region of the brain responsible for memory) was broken to the same extent as in the stressed animals.
Especially be careful to feed children sweets. Already a few years ago, they saw US researchers, who served for a month rats sweet drinks. It turned out that sugar had no significant impact on the brain of older rats, and impair learning and memory ability in the young.