Navigation Links
Using Cell Phones Might Evoke Emotions, Study Suggests
Date:2/18/2011

FRIDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Tapping certain sequences of numbers on your cell phone can affect your emotions, German researchers suggest.

For example, typing the numbers that correspond to the letters in a word like "love" can trigger the feeling of that word in your mind, according to study author Sascha Topolinski, a psychological scientist at the University of Wurzburg.

The researchers created a list of German words that can be typed on a cell phone keypad without typing the same digit twice in a row. The number sequences created positive words such as "liebe" (love) and "freund" (friend), and negative words such as "schleim" (slime) and "angst" (fear).

Volunteers -- who believed they were taking part in an ergonomics study -- were asked to type the number sequences and to rate how pleasant it had been to enter the numbers on the phone. The letters on their keypads were covered and only the numbers were visible. The participants were not told that the number sequences were related to words.

On average, the participants preferred tapping the number sequences that related to positive words. Merely entering the number sequences on the cell phone was enough to activate the concept of the words into the participants' minds, the researchers said in a journal news release.

Topolinski said the findings relate to a psychology concept called embodiment, the theory that certain body movements can make you think about related ideas. For example, clenching a fist makes people think about power and holding a heavy clipboard makes them think a task is important.

The study was released online in advance of publication in the journal Psychological Science.

More information

The American Academy of Family Physicians explains how to maintain emotional health.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Psychological Science, news release, Feb. 16, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Children in public housing play outdoors more
2. Using chlorhexidine gluconate baths to reduce hospital-acquired infections
3. UT Southwestern launches clinical trial for treatment of breast cancer using CyberKnife
4. Researchers identify the genotype of disorders causing cardiac sudden death syndrome
5. Using pharmacist-directed service improves quality of care for patients
6. Breathing easy: LSU biochemists offer first 3-D model of asthma-causing inflammation enzyme
7. Health-care systems not using best evidence in decision-making
8. Model predicts a drugs likelihood of causing birth defects
9. 2 people receive kidney transplants in pilot program using CMU software
10. Confusing Labeling Found on Many Nonprescription Kids Meds
11. Instructions on over-the-counter medications for children are found to be confusing
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Using Cell Phones Might Evoke Emotions, Study Suggests
(Date:2/13/2016)... ... 13, 2016 , ... With FCPX Overlay Embers from Pixel Film Studios users ... Pro X. Each user can select from up to 40 effect overlays. With FCPX ... offset, hue, saturation, value, contrast, glow, and more all within a click of a ...
(Date:2/13/2016)... Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) , ... February 13, 2016 , ... When an Au ... Host Parents aren’t always sure what they are in for and they are often worried ... are more than they were hoping for. This year’s Au Pair of the Year winner’s ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... , ... Mystic Buddha Publishing House presents Valentine’s Day tips on different forms ... - Dr. Frederick Lenz. , According to Publisher Roger Cantu, “Blue Skies ... teaching and helping others. Valentine’s Day celebrates love in all its forms, and ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 , ... CDRH Enforcement Trends: , ... http://www.fdanews.com/cdrhenforcementtrends , As Winston Churchill said, “Those who don’t learn ... 2015 will show what to expect when they come knocking this year. But that takes ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... CITY, California (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 , ... ... announce their participation in Red Carpet Events LA GRAMMY’s Style Lounge Event. Coco Libre ... healthy way to stay hydrated before the big event. The invitation-only gifting suite, held ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... Stem cells are primitive cells found in ... the capacity to differentiate into mature cell types Stem ... first mouse embryonic stem cells were derived from embryos ... the first culturing of embryonic stem cells from non-human ... until 2006 As a result of these discoveries, stem ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... 2016  Walgreens has committed to provide drug disposal ... Washington, D.C. as part of a program ... by shareholder advocacy organization As You Sow. Conrad ... people hold on to unneeded drugs because they lack easily ... --> Conrad MacKerron , Senior Vice President ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... Feb. 11, 2016  NOIT™ Research LLC, a private, ... of Change" campaign to assist needy families in obtaining ... unit sold between February 10, 2016 and March 31, ... needy family. The NOIT is an auditory stimulus that ... develop language skills. Beth Shier , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: