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  • Is that smile genuine? – 3

    A blog-post on Social Intelligence – Observing Nonverbal Behavior and Understanding Emotions – by Dr. Sandeep Atre. “Mona Lisa’s smile is 83% happiness, 9% disgust, 6% fear and 2% anger” according to research tool FACS (Facial Action Cod... Read in Detail
  • Is that smile genuine? – 2

    An article on Social Intelligence – Observing Nonverbal Behavior and Understanding Emotions – by Dr. Sandeep Atre. 19th century poet Alfred Tennyson profoundly said “A lie that is half-truth is the darkest of all lies”. Something similar a... Read in Detail
  • Is that smile genuine? – 1

    An article on Social Intelligence – Observing Nonverbal Behavior and Understanding Emotions – by Dr. Sandeep Atre. Psychologists Craig Smith and Heather Scott put it brilliantly – “Face has the only skeletal muscles of the body that are us... Read in Detail
  • The story of ‘stress, rats & us’

    An article on Social Intelligence – Observing Nonverbal Behavior and Understanding Emotions – by Dr. Sandeep Atre. Yes! It was a mouse who had pulled the Mickey out of us   Our story starts in late 1930s in a lab in Montreal where... Read in Detail
  • How a handshake can tell you if someone is lying?

    An article on Social Intelligence – Observing Nonverbal Behavior and Understanding Emotions – by Dr. Sandeep Atre. Well! The key is not the grip, duration or the strength of the handshake… it is the ‘temperature’.   As I say in ... Read in Detail
  • Why do ‘people in love’ look into each other’s eyes?

    The answer lies in a beautiful secret of nonverbal behavior… Well! Pupils of eyes appear like two black spots at the centre-positions of the eyes. In bright light, their size decreases and when the light decreases their size increases to almos... Read in Detail
  • Foreboding India’s partition through Social Intelligence – Nonverbal behavior of Jinnah and Gandhi!

    Much before partition of India actually took place in spite of all the negotiations and efforts by Gandhi, it was already evident that Jinnah was not at all interested in peace talks. See the detailed analysis of the nonverbal behavior (body language... Read in Detail
  • Can ‘Social intelligence’ help you predict someone’s future?

    Can ‘Social intelligence’ help you predict someone’s future? Well! Though not in the ‘tarot-card or astrology’ sense, the fact is that… It CAN! ……………… Let me explain… You will be surprised to know that just by looki... Read in Detail
  • Cooperation and Empathy

    During the past 150-million year journey of animal evolution, the advantages of social abilities have been possibly the most important factor driving the development of the brain. The first proto mammals lived probably about 180 million years ago,... Read in Detail
  • How imagination shapes our brain

    One reason we can change our brains simply by imagining is that, from a neuro-scientific point of view, imagining an act and doing it are not much different. When people close their eyes and visualize a simple object, such as an alphabet, the primary... Read in Detail
  • The Social Brain

    What does brain do most of the times? Marco Lacoboni, a discoverer of mirror neurons (we will soon see what they are), and Mathew Lieberman, a founder of social neuroscience, discovered that when nothing much is going on, the brain’s default activi... Read in Detail
  • ‘Social Intelligence’ in Research

    Social Intelligence, as a concept, was propounded by psychologist Edward Thorndike in 1920. In his own words, Social Intelligence is "the ability to understand and manage men and women, boys and girls, and to act wisely in human relations". So, by th... Read in Detail
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