Natalie Van Der Wal interviewed on ITV about predicting emotions and how to prevent depression with laughter

Natalie Van Der Wal was interviewed on an ITV programme about whether ‘Blue Monday’ is real. Blue Monday, the third Monday in January is alleged to be the most depressing day of the year.

Natalie talked about how her computer simulations help to understand human behaviour better by predicting frustration levels in stranded passengers and understanding the contributing social factors.  She also talked about her meta- analysis that showed laughter therapy can improve your depression.

The link to her interview with ITV is below along with a link to her twitter write up

https://www.itv.com/news/2020-01-20/is-blue-monday-real/

https://twitter.com/cnvanderwal/status/1219214747276587008?s=20