These fishes get sad when their partner is away — pointing to the roots of romantic love

Hear that? That’s the sound of an itsy-bitsy fishy heart breaking apart and it’s tragic.

Ravens can transmit negative emotions from one another, just like humans

Ravens can get emotionally down from contact with other ‘moody’ ravens.

Researchers map how our sensitivity to emotions change over time

In a bout of positive news, people are very good at spotting happiness throughout their lives. Anger and fear, not so much.

Goats can tell when you’re happy — and they like it when you smile

Just like humans, goats prefer hanging out with happy people.

The right video game can help children develop empathy and better emotional control

The game is only being used for research purposes and is not available to the public, but has helped inform other games being submitted to the FDA for clinical applications.

Talking in a foreign language makes our decision more about utility, less about emotion

The language we use really does influence what our brains are doing.

Dogs can tell when you’re happy or upset, study shows

Science confirms what every dog owner has known in his heart: our canine friends can tell when we’re happy or upset. The discovery represents the first solid evidence that an animal other than humans can discriminate between emotional expressions on other species.

Humiliation may be the most intense of human emotions

If you look back, you’ll find that some of your most treasured memories are linked to powerful emotions, be them positive or negative. Somehow, it may seem that negative emotions linger longer in our lives, long after the event that triggered them passed. Now, research has garnered tantalizing proof that suggests the most intense of human emotions is humiliation. The

Mapping our bodily emotions

Researchers from the Aalto University in Finland have revealed how the most common emotions are experienced in the body. Emotions are a very good way of preparing us for environmental challenges. It has been known for quite some time that our emotions trigger physical reactions in our body, and the bodily maps of these sensations were topographically different for different