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Emojis: a shorthand for human feelings

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 communication in ways beyond letters and numbers.

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