Ever wondered why valentines are rounded but caution signs have hard edges? What about the difference between the soft, fluffy shapes we use in children's nurseries and the angled, spiky designs on heavy metal albums? Don't worry if your answer is no: Most of us never give those things a single thought. The matches just feel so natural. Now, new science suggests that's because the human brain automatically applies emotion to inanimate objects. So, yes, some shapes can be angry — and that has implications for how we perceive everything around us.
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Written by Kelsey Donk September 24, 2019
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