Emotions Recognized in Vocalization

Besides speech, people express emotion using rich nonverbal vocalizations—also known as vocal bursts. These include laughs, screams, sighs, and a lot more. We discovered that vocal bursts convey 24 different kinds of emotion. (Cowen et al., 2018, Am Psych)

vocalization map

Nancy Rubbico, LMHC

Nancy Rubbico’s mission is to make Polyvagal Theory accessible to all through her work with the Bocas Method. Her goal is to uplift and transform lives by fostering a deep understanding of the nervous system and its impact on behavior. With this understanding, individuals can be empowered to communicate more effectively, increase awareness of their choices, create satisfying connections, access more curiosity and openness, and increase their sense of compassion to overcome difficult situations. Interactions will be more effective and enriching.

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