As I was finding inspiration of what area of the ICC course I want to explore a little further on my own free time, I started to dwell on how the brain develops emotional responses toward experiences. My first few thought were:
-How does the brain perceive experiences differently when there is emotional context involved?-Why do some memories stick more than others?
Having curiosity about how other people behave is only natural. One of the traits of humanity involves the interest in others. Humans can be so deceiving, especially when it comes to hiding their emotions, even though there are also people who are very outspoken with their emotions. It is interesting for many of us to know those who hide their emotions and try to cover them up. The question we can ask ourselves is: what are they trying to hide and why do they hide it?
Imagine yourself an almost perfect vacation. On the last day, just like every other day, nothing seems to be wrong; the weather is perfect and therefore you are having a tasteful diner in the park, together with some of your closest friends. Then, all of a sudden, the sky is invaded by dark and dangerous looking clouds, which exactly do what you expected them to do; heavy destructive showers end the get together in the park abruptly. Why will this negative aspect probably dominate our memories of the entire vacation?
As promised, here is some elaboration on the emotion readings defined by Emotiv. You might have wondered what kind of 'frustration' the headset actually measures, or why it says your excitement is at a peak when you don't feel excited at all. Although the company won't disclose the precise method of calculation, they have described what they tested for. Please read the full post for a description per emotion.
Feelings as for example the heat of anger,the despair of sadness and the dread of fear are well known to all of us. Our behaviour, responses, judgement and thoughts are based on our emotions and our internal state.