Monday, November 14, 2011

Darwin and Emotion - The Darwin Correspondence Project

This article discusses a lesser-known experiment Darwin performed on emotions and also explains that The Darwin Correspondence Project is working to recreate this experiment to test the results of the original. In short, the experiment asked for many participants reactions to multiple pictures of a man making different facial expressions. Although the study was "somewhat unscientific by modern standards," this was a triumph for Darwin's time. The article below explains in more depth the original experiment, its merits and its purpose as well as the relocated experiment now.

Crowdsourcing Darwin's Experiment on Human Emotions

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