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What do your emotions feel like?


People experience emotion as different physical sensations, and new research shows those sensations appear to be universal among all cultures.
Physical feelings of emotions
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By Markham Heid for Prevention.com

PreventionWhile pride “goes to your head,” shame “makes your ears burn.” And happiness? It gives you that all-over warm feeling, those time-worn adages say. Turns out, there’s more than a little truth in those old sayings: People experience emotion as different physical sensations, and those sensations appear to be universal among all cultures, indicates new research from Finland.

The study team provoked emotions ranging from surprise to depression among 700 people and kept track of the physical sensations each person experienced.

Keep reading to see what the study found on the physical sensations of emotions….

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