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The start of emojis

The start of emojis

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.

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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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