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Bodily Maps of Emotions' Shows Where Humans Feel Love, Shame, Fear


"...these sensations could underlie our conscious emotional experiences."

Researchers compiled the patterns of participants' individual drawings into these body maps of where emotions are felt. (Image source: Nummenmaa et al.)

Think about what it's like when you feel love, shame, anxiety or surprise. Where do you feel that emotion in your body? Is it in your heart, cheeks, stomach, eyes?

A new study created "bodily maps of emotions" based on where people said they experienced the sensation of an emotion the most -- or the least.

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