Seaside residents and holidaymakers have felt it for centuries, but scientists have only recently started to investigate possible health benefits of the coast. Using data from 15 countries, new research led by Sandra Geiger from the Environmental Psychology Group at the University of Vienna confirms public intuition: Living near, but especially visiting, the seaside is associated with better health regardless of country or personal income.
“Gowajee” — a Thai Speech-Recognition AI from Chula
An engineering professor from Chula has designed “Gowajee”, a Thai-language speech recognition AI capable of delivering speech-to-text/ text-to-speech with the accuracy of a native speaker while keeping users’ data secure. Having been rolled out in call centers, and depression patients screening process, Gowajee is set to be adapted to many other functions.
Comm Arts Chula Offers 2 New Courses on Creating Fun Games to Dazzle Digital Natives
To keep abreast with the world of modern communication, the Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University (Comm Arts Chula) is offering 2 brand new courses on creative media in the form of games through a cross-disciplinary approach alongside Chula Engineering and College of Public Health Sciences to create a media that’s accessible and appealing to the digital-age audience.
Zoom and Alcohol Don’t Mix—Looking at Yourself During Online Social Gatherings May Worsen Mood; Alcohol May Increase This Effect
The more a person stares at themselves while talking with a partner in an online chat, the more their mood degrades over the course of the conversation, a new study finds. Alcohol use appears to worsen this effect.
New Tool Assesses How Well People Read Kids’ Emotions
Researchers have developed and validated a tool for assessing how accurate people are at recognizing emotion in elementary school-aged children. The technique facilitates research on understanding emotions of children – and shows that adults are often wrong when assessing the emotions of children.
Don’t Let the Raging Virus Put Life in Jeopardy. Chula Recommends How to Build an Immunity for Your Heart Against Stress and Depression
Cumulative stress, denial, and chronic depression are the byproducts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center for Psychological Wellness, Chulalongkorn University recommends ways to cope by harnessing positive energy from our heart.
Healing trauma: Research links PTSD, emotion regulation and quality of life
Research from Binghamton University, State University of New York provides insight into the impact PTSD has on emotional regulation and quality of life, and points to ways to improve both.
Parents abused as children may pass on emotional issues
Childhood abuse and trauma are linked to many health issues in adulthood. New research from the University of Georgia suggests that a history of childhood mistreatment could have negative ramifications for the children of people who experienced abuse or neglect in childhood.
Opinions and Attitudes Can Last When They Are Based on Emotion
Researchers have found that emotionality—the degree to which an attitude is based on feelings and emotions—can create enduring opinions, shedding new light on the factors that make attitudes last.
Higher Income Predicts Feelings Such as Pride and Confidence
People with higher incomes tend to feel prouder, more confident and less afraid than people with lower incomes, but not necessarily more compassionate or loving, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
New research finds we don’t empathize with others equally – but we believe we should
According to new research, while we don’t always empathize with others equally–most of us believe we should.
Newborn brains lack maturity to process emotions as adults do
Humans aren’t born with mature brain circuitry that attaches emotions to the things they see or hear in their environment, a new study shows.
When you’re smiling, the whole world really does smile with you
From Sinatra to Katy Perry, celebrities have long sung about the power of a smile – how it picks you up, changes your outlook, and generally makes you feel better. But is it all smoke and mirrors, or is there a scientific backing to the claim? Groundbreaking research from the University of South Australia confirms that the act of smiling can trick your mind into being more positive, simply by moving your facial muscles.
Study Highlights New Strategies For Helping Children Process Negative Emotions
A recent study of indigenous people in southern Chile challenges Western assumptions about children’s emotional capabilities and highlights the value of spending time outdoors to help children regulate their emotions.