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Are Your Emotions Contagious?

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Published on Jan 15, 2015

We're known to mimic each other's facial expressions and posture, but they aren't the only things we can subconsciously "catch" from others.
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References:
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Dimberg, U., Thunberg, M., & Elmehed, K. (2000). Unconscious facial reactions to emotional facial expressions. Psychological science, 11(1), 86-89. http://pss.sagepub.com/content/11/1/8...

Oberman, L. M., Winkielman, P., & Ramachandran, V. S. (2007). Face to face: Blocking facial mimicry can selectively impair recognition of emotional expressions. Social neuroscience, 2(3-4), 167-178. http://pages.ucsd.edu/~pwinkielman/ob...

Cooper, E. A., Garlick, J., Featherstone, E., Voon, V., Singer, T., Critchley, H. D., & Harrison, N. A. (2014). You Turn Me Cold: Evidence for Temperature Contagion. PloS one, 9(12), e116126. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3...

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