The trouble is, when we do not know the con­text behind some­thing, we project it our­selves, says Lisa Feldman Bar­rett, director of the Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Affec­tive Sci­ence Lab­o­ra­tory at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. “Our brains do that auto­mat­i­cally,” she says. “When infor­ma­tion is stripped away, we add it back. We fill in the infor­ma­tion when it’s not there.”

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