Monday, May 29, 2006

Mona Lisa was 83 % happy

Further on the happiness subject, Dutch researchers scanned a reproduction of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece and subjected it to an "emotion recognition" software. Their finding is that she was 83 percent happy, 9 percent disgusted, 6 percent fearful and 2 percent angry. She was less than 1 percent neutral and not at all surprised. At first, I thought this technology ought to be tried out after first dates, as it would perhaps save many from the famous "will he call me or will he not?" but then again, the excitement of not really knowing is great too. And apparently, subtle emotions are not trackable with this device. Full article here.

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