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Individual Differences in Laughter Perception Reveal Roles for Mentalizing and Sensorimotor Systems in the Evaluation of Emotional Authenticity Introduction Historically, psychology and cognitive neuroscience have focused on the perception of negative emotions (Fredrickson 1998). However, in recent years, there has been increasing interest in characterizing the perception of positive emotions, including laughter. Laughter has been identified in several mammal species (Panksepp 2000, 2005; Panksepp and Burgdorf 2000, 2003; Ross et al. 2009, 2010; Davila-Ross et al. 2011), and in humans was found to be the only positive vocal emotional expression recognized across culturally and geographically distinct groups (Sauter et al. 2010). The spontaneous laughter seen when chimpanzees are tickled or playing differs from that in response to the laughter of other chimpanzees (Davila-Ross et al. 2011). This acoustic difference reflects a functional difference: the laughter elicited by others' laughter is associated with attempts to sustain and prolong social play, and play lasts longer when laughter is echoed.

Advice from Somewhere ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. Quotes "Those who give, receive. Those who take, are taken from. When you give something to someone, you also give it to yourself. What you're expressing to others you're also expressing towards yourself. The words you use about yourself creates the image you have of yourself. Downloads « Videoscripts Most Popular Downloads Windows with User Interfaces Handbrake Batch Encoder The all singing all dancing batch Encoder user interface front end for handbrake, most fileformats, metadata and loads of advanced features Check out all of the features here Read how to use it here Laughter – the ordinary and the extraordinary Human vocal emotional expression includes both emotionally inflected speech, and non-verbal emotional vocalisations, like a scream or a sob. These non-verbal vocalisations are intriguing as they are unlike speech in terms of the ways they are produced, with little or no involvement of the articulators (tongue, jaw, soft palate, lips). Instead these vocalisations are dominated by effects of changes in breath control, subglottal pressure, laryngeal tensions and facial expression (Scott et al., 2009). Notably, involuntary production of these non-verbal emotional vocalisations is preserved in patients with bilateral damage to speech motor areas, who are unable to speak or vocalise voluntarily (e.g. Simonyan & Horwitz, 2011).

100 Clever Ways to Change Your Habits and Improve Your Life Most people are in a constant pursuit to improve their lives. Changing your habits, outlook, and everyday living can go a long way to making your life more like you want it to be. Here, we’ll take a look at 100 ways to make your life better. Alfred North Whitehead There are no whole truths; all truths are half-truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil. Quotes[edit] There is a quality of life which lies always beyond the mere fact of life; and when we include the quality in the fact, there is still omitted the quality of the quality. We are apt to fall into the error of thinking that the facts are simple because simplicity is the goal of our quest.

The Six People You Must Find Today Posted by James Altucher Here’s a little story that must be told. Six people out of seven billion people were sent from deep space on a mission to Earth. Each of these people contains a part of a hidden message encoded in their DNA. You have twenty four hours to find all six people, to reach into their DNA to get the message, to line the pieces up to put the message together, and then to use your Captain Crunch decoder ring to decode the message. Once you do this, oxytocin will explode through your body, lighting up all of your pleasure centers.

The Mystical Experience Registry: Getting Started with Active Imagination Getting Started with Active Imagination "When it is dark enough, you can see the stars."-Emerson As defined on this site, Active Imagination is possible when one moves his/her everyday consciousness towards the dream world. "Dream world" is used here to mean nothing more nor less than that realm that we all experience when sleeping, falling into sleep, or coming out of sleep. TED Quotes: Facts, insight and humor from TEDTalks — in shareable bites TED Quotes are made possible by Allianz SE Facts, insight and humor —in shareable bites TED Quotes brings you salient bits of TEDTalks, on everything from activism to storytelling, from chemistry to curiosity. Have thoughts about TED Quotes? Want to suggest a quote? Share your ideas with us.

3 New Tools for Promoting Your Interests. The Spark of Genius Series highlights a unique feature of startups and is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. Each weekend, Mashable selects startups we think are building interesting, unique or niche products. The Lion Whisperer Toronto Star Picture Editor Wanda Goodwin shares these delightful images of Kevin Richardson a.k.a "The Lion Whisperer." A new film opening soon in The United States about a rare white lion who escapes becoming a trophy on a wall, is a rare happy ending in a country where more than 1,000 lions are killed legally each year. Kevin Richardson, the man behind the movie, calls himself an "ambassador of lions" and hopes the film will act as one too at a time when foreign tourists are willing to pay up to $40,000 to shoot a big cat. Kevin Richardson, a.k.a. the Lion Whisperer lays with two of his lions on October 11, 2010, in their enclosure at the Kingdom of the White Lion park in Broederstroom, South Africa. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell) Kevin Richardson sprays his lions with water and citronella in their enclosure.

Saving Yourself in a Crowd Mobs are dangerous. Highly emotional and impulsive, they often erupt violently. Crowds can turn into mobs if members become indifferent to laws, choose to disregard authority, or take advantage of the perceived anonymity that a large group can provide, and follow instigators into violent acts. These riots are frightening, fascinating, and shockingly widespread. Headline material for the evening news, mob violence can stem from almost anything from political conventions to concerts, sporting events, jury verdicts, traffic accidents, or defamatory cartoons. 100 Ways to Simplify Your Life I’ve been striving to simplify my life for many years now, and have recently (through my writing) been advising others how to do the same. In the process, I’ve learned that making little changes in our attitudes, habits, and environment can have a big impact. So today, I thought I’d compile a list of 100 ways to simplify your life – from the practical to the philosophical, and everything in between. Of course, not every item on the list will work for every person reading it. However, I hope that you’ll find at least a little something that speaks to you, helps you save some time, space, and energy — and perhaps even increases your serenity and happiness! AROUND THE HOUSE1.

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