Humans May Empathize With Robots, May One Day Prefer Them to People

Who among us knew that Wall-E, the lost puppy of robots, foreshadowed our emotional dependence on wire and metal? As the line distinguishing human from robot shifts and blurs, it turns out that those of us with flesh and blood may no longer reserve our empathy for other humans. A recent study published in Scientific… »11/09/15 9:15pm11/09/15 9:15pm


Carly Rae Jepsen's Emotion: Ebullient Love Songs For the Everygal


After Carly Rae Jepsen’s enormous 2012 hit “Call Me Maybe,” it seemed like the Canadian pop star would be relegated to one-hit wonder territory. The album it spurred, Kiss, never produced a single as big, plus the ubiquity of “Maybe” is difficult to top and lightning that cheesy doesn’t strike twice. But what Jepsen… »8/21/15 11:15am8/21/15 11:15am

Literature Trends Show That No One Wants to Feel Anything But Scared

You know that feeling you get when you are reading a book and the language is so emotive and beautiful that it makes you want to break down and weep? Unless you're a fan of the classics, probably not. A new study out of the Universities of Bristol, Sheffield, and Durham shows that literature over the past 100 years… »3/21/13 12:25pm3/21/13 12:25pm