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A Japanese artist created the first emoji back in 1999. Before that, emoticons used a standard text pictographically.
The smiley face got a major lift with smartphones, where the Unicode Consortium began adding thousands of new emojis to its catalogue.
Neuroscientists found that the pictures hop over language processing steps to create an immediate effect in the amygdala, the part of the brain that controls emotions.
A 2016 study found that the little symbols activate both verbal and nonverbal parts of the brain, enriching communica...
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