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:: april 24, 2001

seventh annual wisconsin symposium



mind/body interaction

"The developing interest over the past decade in the field of emotion research is reflected in the selection of the University of Wisconsin-Madison by the National Institutes of Health to establish one of five national research centers for the study of mind/body interactions."

Last March, gathered at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, "the first major scientific conference bridging the spectrum of mind-body research -- the social world in which we live to the molecules that make us -- (where) leading researchers in psychology, social science, neuroscience, microbiology, and medicine (explored) how mental state, emotions, and social relationships shape human health and disease." From *Network on Mind-Body Interactions*.



physiology of emotion

Joseph LeDoux seeks a biological understanding of our emotions: "My lab's research is aimed at understanding the biological underpinnings of emotions such as fear. Fear is a particularly important emotion to elucidate at the neural level since malfunctions in the processing of fear underlie the so-called anxiety disorders, which are prevalent in modern society." From *Joseph E. LeDoux Research Description*. Author of "The Emotional Brain. The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life" (1996).

two ways from perception to emotion from LeDoux


affective computing

Rosalind W. Picard is founder and director of the Affective Computing Research Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Laboratory. Her book, "Affective Computing" (1997), lays the groundwork for giving machines the skills of emotional intelligence -- design and construction of affective computers, including the development of affective wearable computers. -- From *Rosalind Picard's Home Page*.

The Affective Computing research group seeks to bridge the gap between computational systems and human emotions -- understanding affect in humans, supporting humans as affective beings, synthesizing affect in the machines themselves.-- "Affective computing is computing that relates to, arises from, or deliberately influences emotions." From *About Affective Computing*.


Diagrams from Charles Le Brun's Lecture on Expression

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:: references
Network on Mind-Body Interactions
Antonio Damasio
Joseph LeDoux Research Description
Rosalind Picard
About Affective Computing

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Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) rings and bracelet
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