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.
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