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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 01:25 PM

Study: Happiness makes us feel warm all over

Do you feel red-faced when you're angry or embarrassed? Tight in the chest when you're anxious? Or butterflies in your stomach when you're in love?

It turns out our emotions are directly linked to sensations in specific parts of our bodies, according to a recent study by a team of Finnish researchers.

In five experiments, 700 online participants from Finland, Sweden and Taiwan were given outlines of a body and asked to color in the regions where they felt warmer or cooler in certain body parts in response to 13 emotions, including anger, fear, surprise, happiness and depression.

(Spend five minutes to take the test yourself.)

"When we first plotted the maps, it was like, wow, all the different emotions are so different," said Lauri Nummenmaa, one of the study's researchers and a professor at Aalta University in Finland.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2013/12/31/emotions-body-mapping-finnish-study/4260281/?sf21171021=1

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MindMover Dec 2013 OP
A Little Weird Dec 2013 #1
bananas Dec 2013 #3
MindMover Dec 2013 #4
bananas Dec 2013 #5
bananas Dec 2013 #2

Response to MindMover (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 05:39 PM

1. I was just reading about this!

Here's the article I was looking at -
http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/173748-human-emotions-mapped-for-the-first-time-shows-where-we-feel-love-fear-and-shame

It's a write up about the same study but it includes a little bit different info.

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Response to A Little Weird (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 05:48 PM

3. Open access paper at PNAS

The article you linked points out that it's an open access article at PNAS: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/12/26/1321664111

Cool photo from the article you linked:


Thanks for the link, this looks pretty interesting.

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Response to bananas (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 05:51 PM

4. Thank you for updating ...

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Response to bananas (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 05:52 PM

5. Sadness = Surprise + Depression?

Or, depression is what's left after you're no longer surprised by sadness?

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 05:42 PM

2. k&r nt

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