Jan 15, 2023

How your mood affects the way you process language

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When people are in a negative mood, they may be quicker to spot inconsistencies in things they read, a new University of Arizona-led study suggests.

The study, published in Frontiers in Communication, builds on existing research on how the brain processes language.

Vicky Lai, a UArizona assistant professor of psychology and , worked with collaborators in the Netherlands to explore how people’s brains react to language when they are in a happy versus a .

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