Goal for 2014: Light right up from head to toe
According to an article in The Atlantic this week, a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science suggests that our emotions can be physically felt in certain areas in our bodies.
Across five experiments, 701 participants started by reading short stories or watching movies. As they did, they were then asked to color in the areas of their body on a blank, computerized figurine where they sensed their feelings were the strongest (with red and yellow) or weakest (blue and black). The sensations they recorded were based solely on “physical twinges subjects said they experienced.” It’s interesting that even across languages and cultures, those who spoke Taiwanese, Finnish, and Swedish drew similar body maps.
What color would your body map be today on the last day of 2013?
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