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Society of droids: Startling new research suggests humans are losing ability to process emotions.

March 23rd, 2013 by: Mike Bundrant.         Find Full Article Here:-

Amazing new research suggests that human beings have devolved emotionally during the last 100 years.

If the sad emotional decline continues, we’ll be left with nothing but a bunch of automaton droids running around without a feeling sense.

Researchers at the University of Bristol have done an impressive analysis of literature published during the last 100 years. The data shows a very strong decline in emotionality overall, and highlights a distinct rise in fear since in the 1970’s.

Here is a summary of the research:

• Database of over five million digital books analyzed for emotional content

Mood words were divided into six categories: anger, disgust, fear, joy, sadness, and surprise

• Adjustments made for new content fields

• Since 1900, a massive decline in literary expression of emotions

• Fear declined overall, but is on the upswing since the 1970’s

Happiness at its peak during the 1920’s and 1960’s

Sadness rising during the 1930’s and at its peak during World War II, with another sadness rise during the 1970’s

• The emotion of “disgust” showed the lowest final score

British English has become even less emotionally expressive than American English

What is causing the decline in expressed emotions?

First of all, we could question whether or not the data applies to the general populace. Just because authors are less expressive, does it mean that people in general are less emotionally aware?

This is a good question. There is logical reason to believe a culture’s literature accurately reflects the culture, however, especially when it corresponds so well with other events, like WW II and the Great Depression.

Does the rise of chemicals have anything to do with the emotional malaise? Additives in our foods, mass pharmaceuticals, environmental toxicity; what do all of these have to do with it? Is fluoride in the water really melting our brains and inhibiting a deeper expression of our humanity?

Of course! How can emotional energy flow though a medium clogged with such gunk? Energy might flow, but with less vibe.

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