Twelve golden retrievers recently arrived in Orlando to bring comfort to the survivors and those grieving after the mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse. Here, Northeastern’s Lisa Feldman Barrett, who specializes in the psychology of emotion, explains how dogs help bring our nervous systems back into balance and, at least temporarily, make us feel safe.
Image via iStockphoto. Online social interactions have created an entirely new way for humans to interact, and the standard operating procedures don’t work. We don’t get the immediate feedback we do with face-to-face interactions–cues about the other person’s reaction through their expressions and gestures, for example. But…
Photo courtesy of Thinkstock. Earlier this month the Affective Science Institute hosted another great event called Reading the Face: Translating Science to Security. Three emotion scientists, including Northeastern’s Lisa Feldman Barrett, discussed their unique research approaches to studying the human ability to detect…