New Human Emotion Categories Identified

the MPR take:

Traditionally, research on emotions has been limited to 6 basic categories: happiness, surprise, sadness, anger, fear, and disgust. That could soon change, thanks to 15 new "compound emotions" that combine basic categories to form new ones.  Each of the 15 new compound emotions are all distinct and distinguishable from one another; an example of a new "compound emotion" is a happily surprised expression which combines muscle movements observed in both happiness and surprised emotions. The new categories could be implemented into future research on psychiatric and developmental disorders, as well as human-computer interaction systems. 

New Human Emotion Categories Identified
New Human Emotion Categories Identified
(CNN) -- Until recently, scientists had only identified six basic human emotions: happy, sad, fearful, angry, surprised and disgusted. These "emotion categories," as cognitive scientists like to call them, are defined by the facial muscles we use to express each emotion. if we do not study the ...

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