The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat

olympics-emotional-moments-slideshow-judoWith the Rio Olympic Games coming to an end and the Paralympic Games starting September 7th, we can learn a lot about human behavior by studying the pinnacle of sporting events.

From the thrill of victory to the agony of defeat, we’ve seen a wide range of human emotions that connects us all.

As the leaders of scientific research surrounding emotions in the Olympics, Humintell is happy to highlight some of our latest findings that have been featured in major media outlets over the past few weeks.



The Olympic Winners’ Facial Expressions Are a Scientific Mystery

Even if you hate sports, even if your favorite athlete just lost, even you’re already sick of the Olympics or just kind of indifferent to the whole thing, it’s hard to watch the winners’ reactions without feeling your own little tug of emotion. READ MORE


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The Bizarre Psychology of the Bronze Medal Win

As it turns out, bronze medalists tend to exhibit happier responses to their Olympic performances than silver medalists, according to researchers.READ MORE


Olympic Victory and Defeat, Frame by Frame

It may sound trite, but the Olympic Games truly are a chance to witness what unites us all as human beings: Our joy in triumph and our anguish in defeat. READ MORE



Why Bronze Medalists are Happier than Silver Medalists

The Olympics is a laboratory for testing the limits of human strength and endurance. But it serves as a laboratory for other types of experiments, too. READ MORE



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