Soma}News – July/August
September 10, 2014 § 1 Comment
Soma-related emotion news. Connections to tech, memory, smell, touch, fashion, stand-up comedy and more…
I spent my July in Berlin at the School of Machines, Making and Make-believe studying creative code / art technology. There were 13 of us and it was a hectic month of immersion learning – both of programming and cultural. I’d love to better summarise that time tangibly here in some way. Soma News-wise, below are some snippets I found of interest. Enjoy!
— Soma Holiday (@somahol) July 4, 2014
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind – for real?
The ghost in the machine: an argument for measuring the unmeasurable.
- Emotion-Sensing Fashion Fuses Consumers and Business
- Could “Force Illusions” Help Wearables Catch On?
Laughter, Love, Lust, Happiness, Anger…
- Laughter is the best medicine? The emotional appeal of stand-up comedy
- Eye movements reveal difference between love and lust
- Danish DNA could be key to happiness
- The universal ‘anger face’: Each element makes you look physically stronger and more formidable
- Study cracks how brain processes emotions
- In our digital world, are young people losing the ability to read emotions
- Does your computer know how you’re feeling?
- Virtual reality the next drug?
- Feeling bad at work can be a good thing (and vice versa)
- In asthma, it’s not just what you smell, but what you think you smell
- New research links bad diet to loss of smell
- Learning the smell of fear: Mothers teach babies their own fears via odor, animal study shows
Language, Meaning, Text
- Philosopher uses game theory to understand how words, actions acquire meaning
- FingerReader Is a 3D-Printed Device That Reads Text Aloud to the Blind
The Bigger Picture
- Should you should talk to strangers? Doing so increases positive experience, study shows
- Facial features are the key to first impressions
- Marching in unison may increase risk of use of excessive force in policing protests
Health + Design
- Menu secrets that can make you slim by design
- Physical work environment in hospitals affects nurses’ job satisfaction
- Daylight is best medicine for nurses