Brain scanner can tell what emotions you are feeling when your mind wanders

Researchers at Duke University have shown it is possible to use fMRI scans to identify the different emotional states that flicker across people’s brains when they are at rest.MoreResearchers at Duke University have shown it is possible to use fMRI scans to identify the different emotional states that flicker across people’s brains when they are at rest. These could include contentment, amusement, surprise, fear, anger, sadness or neutrality.“What we were interested in doing was to develop specific brain-based markers for emotions,” Kevin LaBar, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke, told Digital Trends.In a previous study, the team demonstrated it was possible to consistently elicit specific emotions using music and film clips. “Using machine learning, we identified those regions of the brain and tried to distinguish them from one…


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