A new study published in Science shows that it is possible for bees to be optimistic, especially after being able to experience or indulge in sugar-concentrated water. The researchers want to find out if insects, just like people, are also capable of having positive emotions such as happiness.
Scientists are approaching a major breakthrough in artificial intelligence that could enable machines to understand human emotions.
A new study shows that listening to sad music can bring either pleasurable sadness or strong negative feelings to a person.
When shown pictures of an unfamiliar human with a threatening facial expression, horses become stressed and view the image using their left eye. While similar behaviors have been documented in domestic cats and dogs, this is the first time researchers have found horses can interpret the different emotions of their handlers, too.
Researchers found domestic dogs can tell the difference between a threatening and pleasant facial expression by gazing into one's eyes. This is similar to a human's social gazing behavior.
Dogs can rapidly mimic each other's expressions, just like humans and some primates.
A recent study has shown that fish respond to stress with a slight body temperature increase.
Cats may be more receptive to human emotions than we given them credit for, say researchers from Oakland University.
With summer right around the corner, it'll soon be time for a good old-fashioned picnic. The only thing that might ruin your good time is a pesky fruit fly, which can be shooed away with the simple wave of your hand. But have you ever thought about what that fruit fly could be thinking, for example, if it's actually afraid as it flees the scene? Well, researchers now suggest that fruit flies may be able to feel emotion.
Your standard shopping-bag toting, latest-trend adhering, newest gadget-owning friend may not be as happy as they let on. New research out from Baylor University shows that the more materialistic a person is, the more likely they are to be depressed and unsatisfied with life.
A common pain reliever may stifle feelings of joy and happiness, according to a new study.
In an astonishing new study, researchers found that two intense emotions - anger and anxiety - are linked to an increased risk of heart attack.
New research indicates that dogs can tell the difference between happy and angry human facial expressions.
Enriching one's life with the beauty of nature, art and religion, such as seeing the Grand Canyon or Sistine Chapel, may help to boost the body's immune system, according to a new study.