We may be able to tell someone’s heart rate just by looking at them

We may be able to tell someone’s heart rate just by looking at them


Humans



30 September 2020

By Grace Browne

Two people looking at each other

Can you see inside my heart?

DEEPOL by plainpicture/Plattform

We may be able to tell someone’s heart rate at a glance, which could help us interpret their emotional state.

Alejandro Galvez-Pol at University College London and his colleagues showed 120 volunteers videos of two people positioned side-by-side. The heart rate of one of the individuals was shown on the screen, in the form of a square that changed colour from black to red with every heartbeat.

The participants were then asked to say who they thought the heartbeat belonged to. On average, they guessed correctly 58 per cent of the …

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About Jan-Henrik Johansson 79 Articles
I am a philosopher and my interest is in the many diversified cultures of mankind. In my writing I try to understand what insights mankind needs to learn in order to control climate change, to create a new paradigm for global decision making and to benefit from the opportunities of the Digital Age. I hope this site will offer insights to share. Thanks and have a very good day on our common and only planet!

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