[University of Glasgow psychologist Rachael] Jack’s research suggests that our faces express just four, not six, psychologically irreducible emotions: Fear-Surprise, Anger-Disgust, Happiness, and Sadness). But none of this is to suggest, as many news sources claimed, that humans have only four feelings. “Nobody in their right mind would say there are only four emotions,” says Jack. “That simply isn’t true. Human beings have incredibly complex emotions.”
Ohio State University cognitive scientist Aleix Martinez has a similar respect for the complexity of human feelings. In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences he describes how he and his team [developed] a way for computers to recognize 21 distinct facial expressions, including those that express seemingly contradictory emotions such as “happy disgust.”"
— Nearly a century and a half after Darwin’s pioneering studies of human emotional facial expressions, researchers seek to decode the basic emotions we have by reading our faces. (via explore-blog)
Amidst a ton of terrifying photo and figures floating around the internet and circulated by major news sources in regards to the killer drug Desomorphine, also known as Krocodil, what we can rely on for sure are the facts, as summarized in this article on Huffington Post.
This heroine copycat is more instantly treacherous and lethal and something that all people should be aware of. We take a huge risk when ingesting or injecting street drugs —- especially when the reality is that you never know what you’re going to get.
#RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman. Another sad story about the affects of drugs, but he was an inspiration during his life!