According To Science, Here’s What Your Feelings Would Look Like

11Some feelings are common for everybody

According to the results, almost all people were affected by the same type of feeling that could make hearts skip a beat or give you an emotional sad blow to the gut. The research mentioned, “Feelings were systematically referenced to bodily states, even for states considered as purely cognitive, such as attending or reasoning, additionally, the more strongly some feeling was experienced in the body, the more salient it was mentally.”

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Some feelings are common for everybody

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12The widest range of feelings

Earlier work only studied the physical manifestations of some complex emotions, but this unique study included the widest range of feelings that revealed how we and others experience the world. The study reveals that “Nearly all subjective feelings were imbued with emotional qualities.”

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Scientists and other researchers commonly consider that feelings or emotions and cognition were two whole or partially independent things. Instead, they found that almost every feeling had an emotional impact either positive or negative. This proved the importance of “affect” to the human’s state of consciousness.

The widest range of feelings

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13How feelings shape society

The study also provides insight into how feelings play a role in society. Researchers felt that since the groups and spaces of feelings were so alike in each other. This consideration of others became an evolutionary advantage to early man. The authors also have this incredible belief that if you act out an emotion, you could soon start feeling it. The results may be attractive but it best is noted that there are some limits to the study.

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14More in-depth study is required

The feelings that were examined were subjected to very broad categories. Researchers stated that when seeing something, there are different sensations to be experienced. This is because the sensation of seeing a lion is different from seeing a cute puppy. The study also depended upon the ability of people evaluating themselves emotionally. This is something not everyone is good at and accuracy may be negated or exaggerated.

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15 The hard problem of consciousness

The researchers say that their study while unique is yet to address the “hard problem of consciousness”. This is the difficulty of explaining the connection between physical brain process and experience or brain consciousness or different mental states. The hard problem asks the question why experiences are connected to physical processes and why do physical processes generate corresponding experiences. How is it that intense activity in the brain is connected to various experiences like happiness or sadness.

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16The conclusion

The conclusion
According to lead author Lauri Nummenamaa, The conclusion was that even though consciousness was a result of brain function, we experience our own individual consciousness that is housed in the brain and body feedback is what causes a whole variety of subjective feelings. “Our findings help to understand how illnesses and bodily states in general influence our subjective well-being. Importantly, they also demonstrate the strong embodiment of cognitive and emotional states.” She said. Here is the video of the map of sensations.

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