The Emotions Lab

Feelings Through History

Welcome to The Emotions Lab – an historical laboratory where we use the past to understand our feelings in the present.

Why not get started by choosing an emotion to learn more about below, or by playing What are they feeling? – our historical emotions game?

Anger

Wrath, revenge, all the rages

Anxiety

Worried about nervousness, dread, and insecurity?

Compassion

Who cares?

Disgust

Revolting revulsions and loathsome abominations

Ecstasy

Getting out of your head

Grief

Emotional responses to death

Love

Longings, feelings, rings

Tears

The meaning of weeping

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The Emotions Lab