#1 Bodily maps of emotions Open access logo PDF logo

Nummenmaa Lauri; Glerean Enrico; Hari Riitta; Hietanen Jari K

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America Volume 111, Issue 2, Pages 201321664–651

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Emotions are often felt in the body, and somatosensory feedback has been proposed to trigger conscious emotional experiences. Here we reveal maps of bodily sensations associated with different emotions using a unique topographical self-report method. In five experiments, participants (n = 701) were shown two silhouettes of bodies alongside emotional words, stories, movies, or facial expressions. They were asked to color the bodily regions whose activity they felt increasing or decreasing while viewing each stimulus. Different emotions were consistently associated with statistically separable bodily sensation maps across experiments. These maps were concordant across West European and East Asian samples. Statistical classifiers distinguished emotion-specific activation maps accurately, confirming independence of topographies across emotions. We propose that emotions are represented in the somatosensory system as culturally universal categorical somatotopic maps. Perception of these emotion-triggered bodily changes may play a key role in generating consciously felt emotions.


#2 Zielgerichtete Übung und Begabung. Zwanzig Jahre nach Ericsson, Krampe & Tesch-Römer (1993) PDF logo

Lehmann A. C., Gruber H.

Psychological Review Volume 100, Issue 3, Pages 363–406

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#3 Does Gamification Work? - A Literature Review of Empirical Studies on Gamification PDF logo

Hamari Juho; Koivisto Jonna; Sarsa Harri

33rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

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#4 Nurse staffing and education and hospital mortality in nine European countries: a retrospective observational study PDF logo

Aiken H Linda, Sloane M Douglas, Bruyneel Luk, Van den Heede Koen, Griffiths Peter, Busse Reinhard, Diomidous Marianna, Kinnunen Juha, Kózka Maria, Lesaffre Emmanuel, McHugh D Matthew, Moreno-Casbas M T, Rafferty Anne Marie, Schwendimann Rene, Scott P Anne, Tishelman Carol, van Achterberg Theo, Sermeus Walter

The Lancet Volume 383, Issue 9931, Pages 1824–1830

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Austerity measures and health-system redesign to minimise hospital expenditures risk adversely affecting patient outcomes. The RN4CAST study was designed to inform decision making about nursing, one of the largest components of hospital operating expenses. We aimed to assess whether differences in patient to nurse ratios and nurses' educational qualifications in nine of the 12 RN4CAST countries with similar patient discharge data were associated with variation in hospital mortality after common surgical procedures.


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