Emotion reshaping journalism and what that means for the future of news

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Charlie Beckett: As journalism and society changes emotion is becoming a much more important dynamic in how news is produced and consumed. This is redefining the classic idea of journalistic objectivity, indeed, it is reshaping the idea of news itself.

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How human empathy will shape the design of artificial intelligence

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Harvey Milk understood the power of human empathy when he famously advised his “gay brothers and sisters” to come out, but “only to the people you know, and who know you.” It is hard to hate people you know and who know you.

 

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Computers know what you’re thinking with emotion recognition algorithms

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There were plenty of skeptics who didn’t think a list of links could ever turn a profit when Google was first getting started. That was before advertising came along and gave Google a way to pay its bills. Thanks in part to that fortuitous accident, in today’s Internet market, advertising isn’t just an also-ran with new technologies: Marketers are bending innovation to their needs as startups chase prospective revenue streams.

 

 

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Women are happier in relationships when empathetic partner feels their pain

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Relationship satisfaction was directly related to men’s ability to read their female partner’s positive emotions correctly.

According to a new study published by the American Psychological Association, men like to know when their wife or girlfriend is happy while women really want the man in their life to know when they are upset

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Women have far less accurate memories than men when it comes to unpleasant events

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Researchers monitored people’s brain waves with an EEG while they looked at pictures ranging from war photos to pictures of kittens.

Women remember unpleasant events far less accurately than men do, say researchers at the University of Montreal.

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Why women get more scared watching horror movies than men

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The study found that women get more scared than men during horror films.

Have you ever wondered why some women get scared watching horror films while most men stay calm?  It’s actually their brains which make females more likely to be terrified by the flicks, a new study has claimed.

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Alzheimer’s Therapy Allows Patient Anything They Want, Even Chocolate

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Comforting food improves patients’ behavior and mood because it “sends messages they can still understand.

Margaret Nance was, to put it mildly, a difficult case. Agitated, combative, often reluctant to eat, she would hit staff members and fellow residents at nursing homes, several of which kicked her out. But when Beatitudes nursing home agreed to an urgent plea to accept her, all that changed.

 

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Monitoring Twitter Users Moods Can Predict the Rise and Fall of the Stock Market

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There is a correlation between the stock market and public mood.

The general mood among Twitter users can predict the rise and fall of the stock market almost a week in advance, a new study has found.  A computer scientist in the US has discovered that the correlation between the Dow Jones and the collective public mood was almost 90 per cent accurate.

 

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Doctors Could Prescribe Specific Kinds of Music to Alleviate Illness

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Patients with pain or depression could be prescribed specific kinds of music to help alleviate their symptoms as a result of new research.  Scientists at Glasgow Caledonian University are using sound engineering and psychology to see how music can convey emotion and regulate mood.

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Rudeness at Work Causes Employees to Make More Mistakes

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Rudeness in the workplace causes staff to make more mistakes, even if they are not on the receiving end of the aggression.

Rudeness in the office can cause workers to make numerous mistakes, experts revealed today.  If a colleague or manager is unpleasant to you or you witness rudeness you are far more likely to make errors, according to the new research.

 

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