Event examines emotions

Leading psychologist Professor Andy Lane, from the University’s School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, will join colleagues for activities at the national Festival of Social Science 2011 in Manchester later this week.

They will be looking at whether you can persuade your face to display one emotion while you feel a different one, see whether they can change people’s emotions using the power of music and discover the mental techniques involved in being a winner.

Professor Lane said: “We all know when we experience intense emotions, and in situations when don’t want them. In the workshop, we will be looking at techniques to control emotions.”

Visitors will also be able to discover how the brain and the body’s response to emotion can be recorded and see how parts of the body work together during emotional experience.

Professor Lane is part of EROS (Emotional Regulation of Others and Self), a research group made up of psychologists from five UK universities – the University of Wolverhampton, University of Oxford, University of Sheffield, University of Manchester and University of Reading .

The event is suitable for all ages and will take place at the Manchester Museum on Friday November 4 from 2-4pm.

For more information see www.erosresearch.org.

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For media inquiries or to arrange an interview with Professor Andy Lane please contact Emma Pugh in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322003.

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