30 May '15, 6am

[POST] Did you know that your brain recognizes :) as a human face, but not (: ? Here's why:

[POST] Did you know that your brain recognizes :) as a human face, but not (: ? Here's why:

The more screens we have, the more we tend to communicate in typing and tapping, but after a while, it gets kind of bland. Smileys, emoticons, emojis, gif, stickers – we use them in abundance to give a splash of emotion to the black and white streams of letters that make up a great part of our interaction with others. Just like our facial expression does in face to face conversations (or video calls!), they greatly influence the way we perceive what is said or typed, reinforce the message you want to send, and, emphasize when we are just joking – many a friendship could have been broken by a misinterpreted joke has there not been for this little guy Researchers at Flinders University in Australia actually found that some emoticons activate the parts of our brains responsible for facial recognition. Although it does not activate in the same measure like when you look at ano...

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