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Humans Have 27 Distinct Emotional States

Human emotions may not be as plentiful as the hundreds of emojis we use on social media, but they're still more complex than previously believed. A new study examining the various ways that we express ourselves determined that humans display 27 distinct emotional states. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley recruited a diverse sample of 853 men and women to watch short five-to-ten second long video clips meant to evoke a range of reactions, hoping to measure the true spectrum of human emotions.
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