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New Vistas In Emotion and Technology

The Northeastern University Affective Science Institute presents New Vistas in Emotion and Technology on Friday, January 31 at 9 a.m. This one-day summit will bring together leading researchers and engineers at the forefront of emotion science and mobile/social technology to discuss emerging, cross-cutting initiatives aimed at enhancing individual and societal wellbeing. In addition to the speakers, […]

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Happinomics available on NPR

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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Translating Science to Security, in the News

Read Emotion science: not quite ready for homeland security?, coverage of the ASI’s recent symposium, Reading the Face: Translating Science to Security.

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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 […]

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Kevin LaBar

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 […]

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Emerging Perspectives in Affective Science

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 […]

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Happinomics in the News

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 […]

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ASI Outreach activities highlighted by Association for Psychological Science

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…

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  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 […]

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Owren Bioacoustics Workshop

May 7-9, 2012, Northeastern University The ASI sponsored a free three-day workshop on the analysis of voice with Michael Owren.

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