January 3, 2014

Graphic reveals how emotions cause real physical symptoms

Love DOES make us warm inside while disgust turns our stomach:

A study found that different emotions affect the body in different ways yet these effects are the same across cultures.
Love is felt right down to the toes and happiness suffuses the whole body
Angry people are more aware of their head and arms - this could be because they are subconsciously preparing for a fight
Sadness leaves the limbs feeling weak and disgust is primarily felt in the throat and digestive system

 Graphic Emotions

The findings come from Finnish researchers who showed 700 volunteers films and read them stories designed to evoke particular emotions.
The men and women were then given outlines of bodies and asked to colour in the parts they felt became more active or less active.
The results were the same across cultures, with love ‘felt’ right down to people’s toes and happiness suffusing the whole body with feeling.
Posted by Jill Fallon at January 3, 2014 10:58 AM | Permalink