Comfort dogs bring healing in times of tragedy

Twelve golden retrievers recently arrived in Orlando to bring com­fort to the sur­vivors and those grieving after the mass shooting at the gay night­club Pulse. Here, Northeastern’s Lisa Feldman Bar­rett, who spe­cial­izes in the psy­chology of emo­tion, explains how dogs help bring our ner­vous sys­tems back into bal­ance and, at least tem­porarily, make us feel safe.

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A friendlier Facebook

  Online social inter­ac­tions have cre­ated an entirely new way for humans to interact, and the stan­dard oper­ating pro­ce­dures don’t work. We don’t get the imme­diate feed­back we do with face-​​​​to-​​​​face […]

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Emotion science for homeland security?

Ear­lier this month the Affec­tive Sci­ence Insti­tute hosted another great event called Reading the Face: Trans­lating Sci­ence to Secu­rity. Three emo­tion sci­en­tists, including Northeastern’s Lisa Feldman Bar­rett, dis­cussed their unique […]