4 Weird Facts About Human Emotions

Human emotions are the feelings of the mind, the response to stimuli involving physiological changes. They include love, anger, fear, sarcasm, happiness etc. And according to the Greek Myth, much of the ills we fall in are the creatures of our emotions.

Resulting from the various myths attached to human emotions, so many questions have been left unattended to i.e. is it ideal to hide one’s emotion? is there any consequence in letting out our emotion? Are there scientific explanations for it?

Find out below from the list of weird emotion facts.

You can create Emotions

Studies show that people start to feel an emotion if they could adjust their facial expression to mimic it i.e. they end up seeing the particular image in their minds. Via facial expression, imitating emotions as anger will make you feel angry too.


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Color Sparks Emotions

Studies have it that sighting colors can make us develop some emotions. For instance, yellow makes us joyful while blue calms us down.

Body languages reveal emotions

The way you position your body reveals even your hidden emotions. For example, a person standing with their arms on hips with elbows turned outward is an example of a territorial display. Touching your nose makes people believe you are hiding something.

Emotion can Predict Future


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It’s real that our emotions can help us predict our future. According to Columbia University’s Emotional Oracle Effect (EOE), people trusting their emotions get access to what is referred to as ‘Privileged Window’ to their subconscious state of mind which is actually a storehouse of information.

“This happens because people trusting their gut are capable of better organizing information,” says Sankalan Baidya of Factslegend.

References:
Saunders, Dan. “The Statistics of Emotions.” Experimentation. March 2011. Accessed: June 10, 2012.
Damasio, Antonio R. 2003. Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain. New York NY: Harcourt, Inc.
MacDonald, Matthew. 2008. Your Brain: The Missing Manual. Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly Media, Inc.


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