The ASI’s public lecture, Happinomics, held on May 10, 2012, is now available from National Public Radio. The roundtable discussion on the science and economics of finding happiness, featured Robert Frank, Daniel Gilbert, and Michael Norton, and was hosted by NPR’s Robin Young. Listen to the event at NPR.
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Read Emotion science: not quite ready for homeland security?, coverage of the ASI’s recent symposium, Reading the Face: Translating Science to Security.
November 30th, 2012 2-4pm, Raytheon Amphitheater, Northeastern University A symposium focused on applying current research in emotion perception, specifically as detectable (or not) from facial expressions, to concerns in global security (e.g., efforts to detect terrorists). Jon Freeman, Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College. Dr. Freeman’s research focuses on the neural [...]
October 5, 2012 2-4pm, Alumni Center Pavilion, Northeastern University [view maps & directions] Kevin S. LaBar Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC Title: Perceptual and Conceptual Contributions to Fear Generalization Abstract: The ability to generalize information across different experiences is paramount to adaptive [...]
A symposium featuring talks by four young investigators. Monday, June 4, 2012 12:00 – 2:30pm Alumni Center Pavilion, Northeastern University Eliza Bliss-Moreau, California National Primate Research Center, University of California, Davis Comparative Affective Science: What can we learn from nonhuman primates? This talk will explore the utility and promise of studying affect in nonhuman primates [...]
Read about the Institute’s recent Happinomics public lecture and discussion in the News. Who doesn’t think they’d be happier if they had more money to spend on themselves or donate to others? That was the question Boston public radio host Robin Young posed to an audience of about 200 community members at the Museum of [...]
The Institute’s recent Public Outreach activity has been written up in the APS Daily Observations. “Oh, I’m so glad that we found you!” one mother exclaimed as she and her young daughter approached the Affective Science Institute’s booth at last weekend’s U.S. Science and Engineering Festival on the National Mall…
May 10, 2012 7-9 pm D’Arbeloff Suite, Museum of Science, Boston Happinomics: The Science and Economics of Finding Happiness A roundtable discussion with Robert Frank, Daniel Gilbert, and Michael Norton hosted by NPR’s Robin Young As part of its educational outreach program, the Northeastern University Affective Science Institute sponsored an event open to the [...]
May 7-9, 2012, Northeastern University The ASI sponsored a free three-day workshop on the analysis of voice with Michael Owren.
An ASI Monthly Speaker Series Event April 26, 2012, 3-5pm: Adam Anderson, The Affect and Cognition Laboratory, Psychology, University of Toronto. Title: Opposition in facial expression form and function. Abstract: Facial expressions are instrumental in externalizing one’s internal emotional state and thus in regulating social interactions. Darwin hypothesized that emotional expressions originated in a less [...]