WellBeing

Interesting slices of life

Ooh, ahh, emotion

Spontaneous sounds that humans make, such as “whoa” and “oooh” seem so universal that they must have a meaning and purpose. To test whether this is true, researchers recorded more than 2000 vocal bursts from male and female professional actors and non-actors from the United States, India, Kenya and Singapore by asking them to respond to emotionally evocative scenarios. Then, more

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from WellBeing

WellBeing3 min read
Your Say
Did something resonate with you in this issue of WellBeing? Tell us! Write to WellBeing, Locked Bag 154, North Ryde, NSW 1670, email wbletters@umco.com.au, comment on our Facebook page or Instagram account: @WellBeing _Magazine. We reserve the right
WellBeing8 min read
Yoga For An Open Heart
Your heart, a muscular organ on average the size of a fist, has four chambers. It can be found in the chest cavity between your lungs and just to the left of your breastbone. The heart beats, contracts and pumps blood through the arteries, veins and
WellBeing7 min read
Wild about Kuching
Ducking out of the rain into a tiny Chinatown alcove, we follow the heady scent of incense up a staircase and discover, by sheer chance, Hin Ho Bio—Temple of the Queen of the Heaven—high on a rooftop, ablaze in candlelight. Chinese lanterns colour th