The Body Map of Emotions: Happiness Activates the Whole Body

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New study reveals where people feel different emotions in the body. Unlike thoughts, the emotions don’t live entirely in the mind, they are also associated with bodily sensations.
For example, when we feel nervous, we get ‘butterflies in our stomach’.

Thanks to a new study, for the first time we now have a map of the links between emotions and bodily sensations;

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Finnish researchers induced different emotions in 701 participants and then got them to colour in a body map of where they felt increasing or decreasing activity

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http://www.spring.org.uk/2014/01/the-body-map-of-emotions-happiness-activates-the-whole-body.php

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