Depression quite literally colours our view of the world and leaves us feeling blue, according to new study

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17 August 2017

Feeling blue may colour the photos you collect and share with others, research has shown. The pics will tend to be darker, greyer and, well, “bluer”, according to scientists. Depression can reveal itself in social media images in the same way sighs and slumped shoulders may betray sadness, a study suggests. Artificially intelligent computer software was used to identify depressed people from the colour content of their Instagram photos with an accuracy of 70%. In comparison, GPs have an average success rate for correctly diagnosing depression of 42%.   Excerpt from The Independent, read the full story here.

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