Thursday, 2 January 2014

Body map of emotions in color. What do love and pride look like?

Fourteen emotions are mapped in color onto the body.   Each has a distinct pattern showing parts that feel good and parts that feel bad.  Not unexpectedly, Love and Happiness are similar except in the groin but would you predict that Surprise and Shame are almost a match?

The sample size is 700 and the measurements are from self-description, not physical measurement, so there is a heavy subjective factor.  But it rings true.  This confirms to me the idea that dogs can smell our emotions since hormones and temperatures in different parts of the body are changing.

Published on 31 December, 2013 in the scientific journal Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences, reported at Science Daily News.

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