Pain in the machine: a Cambridge Shorts film

02 Nov 2016

The pain we experience as humans has physical and emotional components. Could we develop a machine that feels pain a similar way – and would we want to? The first of four Cambridge Shorts looks at the possibilities and challenges.

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The myth of quitting in anger

31 May 2016

Anger often decreases – rather than boosts – a person’s intention to quit a job when they identify strongly with their company, says a new study. 

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Dear digital diary…

12 Aug 2013

A powerful life-logging tool which captures and stores memorable moments in people’s lives is being developed by two researchers who argue that it could improve public well-being.

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The emotional historian?

28 Feb 2012

Danelle van Zyl-Hermann, a Gates scholar with an interest in the emotional history of South Africa, explains why the study of society's sentiments can unlock a better understanding of the past.

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The meaning of emoticons

13 Oct 2011

The emoticons used on Twitter are a language in themselves and are taking on new and often surprising meanings of their own, according to new research.

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