Understanding the emotion behind our action: A&M research debuts at SXSW

AUSTIN, Tex. (KBTX) - Texas A&M University is delving into the mysteries of the human emotional brain at South by Southwest.

The Texas A&M Human Behavior Laboratory opens this summer under the director of Dr. Marco Palma. Researchers will use a variety of methods, including physiological sensors that detect eye movement, facial expression, monitor heart rates and more. Using these metrics, researchers are able to learn more about how emotions affect our health, education, lifestyle choices and beyond.

Palma and his colleagues hosted a panel at SXSW at the Texas A&M House at the Hotel Van Zandt in downtown Austin to give the audience a preview of how research at the Human Behavior Lab will affect Brazos Valley residents and the world.

Palma joined First News at Four to discuss his and his colleagues' findings. See the video player above for his full comments. See the Related Links to learn more about how A&M research is being used to create a healthier Texas.