that can be sensed
and then sometimes be
, and many other types of
. An emotion is a
and a sanctuary
rolled up into one amazing experience
are biological states associated with the nervous system
on by neurophysiological changes that are associated with thoughts,
, behavioral responses, and have a degree
. An emotion
is a brief conscious
experience that is
characterized by intense mental activity. A
that results in
. Emotion is
a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one's circumstances,
mood, or relationships with others. An instinctive or intuitive feeling as
distinguished from reasoning or knowledge. Emotions
can cause thoughts
that can make you
physically feel something
in your body
, and emotions can make your body make you feel something in
your mind by influencing the thoughts
that you could have. So some of the emotions that we feel can be
, especially when the information
that creates the emotion is false or
Emotions are an automatic
to an experience or an
memories of an experience
. You can't make yourself feel happy or sad
or fearful, unless you're acting
which makes those emotions unnatural and not genuine. And since emotions
, emotions are not always accurate
controlled or triggered by emotions, can also be inaccurate. Being
of your emotions and
behaviors is the only way to control and manage your emotions and
behaviors, which takes practice and also takes a lot of learning about
what emotions are and learning about how behaviors are formed. Our
emotions are processed in several regions in the brain and the
. Mammal brains
also have an outer layer called a
, which helps us control our emotions and make complex
or belonging solely to the
part on which it acts.
is something originating from the
. Not happening within.
is the state of having
and emotions or
about something or someone. A state of having simultaneous
beliefs, or feelings towards some object.
are emotional reactions that we have to other
emotions or the emotions that we have in response to having a primary
is characterized by intense emotion.
is characterized by
or strong enthusiasm.Rapture
state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion. A state of elated
Our Emotional State in a given moment may influence what we see
. We do
not passively detect information in the world and then react to it, we
construct perceptions of the world as the architects of our own
experience. Information Bubble
don't practice self control
, then emotions can be like having a
Reading something that you don't agree with:
Words do not create emotions or cause emotions, people create emotions,
which means that people can choose not to create emotions
. Think and
process information, don't feel it. Expressing emotions says that you are
not thinking or processing the words, you are just
to those words
emotionally. Don't just feel things,
You have to learn how to control your feelings, and learn how to think
about things carefully and
information accurately. Emotions are good, not thinking is
bad. There are lots of sayings that try to explain how important it is not
, like "Don't let things
get under your skin", "don't let things go to your head", don't jump to
conclusions", and so on and so on.
Two Sides to a Coin
Study finds older adults less distracted by negative information
way our attention is
by emotion differs between younger and older adults. USC
researchers looked at 'emotion-induced blindness
which refers to distractions caused by emotionally arousing stimuli. In
four experiments using a quickly presented sequence of images, they
examined how older adults prioritize emotional information. They found
both younger and older adults demonstrated emotion-induced blindness, but
older adults were more distracted by positive information and less
distracted by negative information.
Emotion Induced Blindness
is More Sensitive to Changes in Arousal As
Compared to Valence of the Emotional Distractor. Emotional visual scenes
are such powerful attractors of attention that they can disrupt perception
of other stimuli that appear soon afterward, an effect known as
is an emotional state.
Mood differs from emotions,
feelings, or affects less specific, intense and likely to be triggered by
a particular stimulus
. Moods are typically described as having
either a positive or negative valence. In other words, people usually
speak of being in a good mood or a bad mood.
Feeling bad does not mean that things are bad
, and feeling good
does not mean that everything is good. It is an
feeling. And accurately interpreting that feeling can sometimes be
Food and energy levels
our moods, so can our thoughts
not sleeping enough
Body and Mind
means the intrinsic attractiveness/"good"-ness
) or averseness/"bad"-ness (negative valence
) of an
event, object, or situation. Emotions popularly referred to as "negative
such as anger
have negative valence. Joy
are evoked by positively valenced events, objects, or situations. The term
is also used to describe the hedonic tone of feelings
affect, certain behaviors (for example, approach and avoidance),
or nonattainment, and
violation of norms. Ambivalence can be viewed as conflict between positive
and negative valence-carriers, or having mixed feelings or emotions.
Self Regulation - Controlling Emotions
to the ongoing demands of experience with the range of emotions in
a manner that is socially tolerable and sufficiently flexible to permit
spontaneous reactions as well as the ability to
as needed. It can also be defined as extrinsic and intrinsic
processes responsible for monitoring,
evaluating, and modifying
emotional reactions. Emotion
belongs to the broader set of emotion-regulation processes, which includes
the regulation of one's own feelings and the regulation of other people's
feelings. Emotional regulation is a complex process that involves
initiating, inhibiting, or modulating one's state or
in a given
situation – for example the subjective experience (feelings), cognitive
responses (thoughts), emotion-related physiological responses (for example
heart rate or hormonal activity), and emotion-related behavior (bodily
actions or expressions
). Functionally, emotional regulation can also
refer to processes such as the tendency to focus one's attention to a task
and the ability to suppress inappropriate behavior under instruction.
Emotional regulation is a highly significant function in human life. Every
day, people are continually exposed to a wide variety of potentially
extreme or unchecked emotional reactions to such stimuli could impede
functional fit within society; therefore, people must engage in some form
of emotion regulation almost all of the time. Generally speaking,
emotional dysregulation has been defined as difficulties in controlling
the influence of emotional arousal on the organization and
quality of thoughts
, actions, and
interactions. Individuals who are emotionally
patterns of responding in which there is a mismatch between their goals,
responses, and/or modes of expression, and the demands of the
example, there is a significant association between emotion dysregulation
and symptoms of depression, anxiety, eating pathology, and substance
abuse. Higher levels of emotion regulation are likely to be related to
both high levels of social competence and the expression of socially
appropriate emotions.Being able to control your own emotions
cognition and behaviors is an important predictor of
early school achievement.
, as long as you know how to negotiate and know who you're
antecedent-focused strategy that is aimed at
modifying the emotional meaning
and impact of a situation that elicits emotion.
Reframing the meaning
situation to alter its emotional impact.
involve changing the meaning of the situation without changing it
Antecedent-focused emotion regulation
occurs before or during the
emotion experience. Antecedent-focused strategies occur when we alter the
eliciting event (situation selection, situation modification) or when we
alter our cognitions (attention deployment,
Situation selection is the strategy that occurs earliest in the emotion
experience, whereas cognitive change occurs later in the emotion
of the greatest strengths a person can have is
. If a person can have no anxiety and have no
paranoia, and can have a clear understanding of the reality of their
situation, and stays composed under pressure and doesn't over react, they
can be incredibly strong willed.
should not control your thinking
thinking should control
are feelings, and feelings
are not an accurate measurement of
what is good, bad, right or wrong, because feelings are emotions, and emotions are not one of the
, so they are not a tool that can be used to
. Thinking is the most accurate method humans
have to determine reality. This is why you must not let your
emotions control your thinking. You must ask yourself, are my
emotions controlling my thoughts
or are my thoughts controlling
my emotions? Remember, physical changes in the human body can
cause certain emotions
, but only thinking can determine if those
physical changes are a danger or just a non-threatening
reaction. Don't confuse emotions with
or other forms of
refers to one's ability to express or release one's inner feelings
or emotions. It implies an ease around others and determines one's ability
to effectively and successfully lead and express. It is described as the
essential social skills to recognize, interpret, and respond
constructively to emotions in yourself and others.
is the capacity of individuals to
recognize their own, and other people's emotions, to discriminate between
different feelings and label them appropriately, and to use emotional
information to guide thinking and behavior.
Emotional Intelligence Skills
(PDF) - Self
is the process of developing
, social awareness,
interpersonal skills, self-control
self-management, positive self-talk
. People with strong social-emotional skills are better
able to cope with everyday challenges and benefit academically,
professionally, and socially.
Social Emotional Learning
or Self Smart
- Interpersonal intelligence
or People Smart)
- Social Learning
- Social Intelligence
Think with your Heart
and not just
head. Thinking with your heart is to have
not over reacting
problem, because you can't control
. Your heart is your center and your compass and a life
is a cognitive process by which a person concludes
that his/her emotional reaction proves something is true, regardless of
the observed evidence. Bias
- Cognitive Reframing
Body Mind Connections
describes ways that people attempt to regulate their
emotions, for instance by denying, intensifying, weakening, curtailing,
masking, or completely hiding them. Emotion regulation can also be
described as the process in which people modify their emotional
reactions—the coping processes that increase or decrease the intensity of
is made up of ‘the ability to understand
your emotions, the ability to
listen to others
emotions, and the ability to express emotions productively. To be
emotionally literate is to be able to handle emotions in a way that
improves your personal power and improves the quality of life around you.
Emotional literacy improves relationships, creates loving possibilities
between people, makes co-operative work possible, and facilitates the
feeling of community.
The meaning of emotions may differ around the world
. Scientists found
that emotions have different meanings across 2,474 spoken languages, but
that there are universal sources of structure.
is a system of conscious personal
management that involves the process of guiding one's own thoughts
behaviors, and feelings to reach goals. Self-regulation
several stages, and individuals must function as contributors to their own
motivation, behavior, and development within a network of reciprocally interacting influences.
Interpersonal Emotion Regulation
refers to the deliberate influence of
others' feelings. Examples include trying to cheer up a friend who is
upset, trying to make your partner feel guilty for neglecting you, or
trying to calm a stressed coworker. These examples illustrate that
interpersonal emotion regulation may be used to make others feel better or
worse, although making others feel better appears to be far more common.
Interpersonal emotion regulation refers to the process of trying to
influence the way another person
feel. It is sometimes termed extrinsic emotion regulation or interpersonal
emotion management. Fear
Cognitive Control Training
forms of psychopathology are tied to a heightened tendency to respond
impulsively to strong emotions, and this tendency, in turn, is closely
tied to problems with
. Analysis of neural activity in the hippocampus
during CCT confirmed the mice were using relevant information for avoiding
shock and ignoring the rotating
the vicinity of the shock.
Dial it Down
is to make something
less forceful or extreme, or lessen the amount, or the intensity, or the
degree of something. To adjust the control on an electrical device so as
to reduce the level of sound, light or heat that is produced.
Not allowing emotions to
interfere with reasoning or awareness
can be a positive behavior,
which allows a person to react calmly to highly emotional circumstances or
in this sense is a decision to avoid engaging
emotional connections, rather than an inability or difficulty in doing so,
typically for personal, social, or other reasons. In this sense it can
allow people to maintain boundaries, psychic integrity and avoid undesired
impact by or upon others, related to emotional demands. As such it is a
deliberate mental attitude which avoids engaging the emotions of others.
This detachment does not necessarily mean avoiding
; rather it allows the
person space needed to rationally choose whether or not to be overwhelmed
or manipulated by such feelings. Examples where this is used in a positive
sense might include emotional boundary management, where a person avoids
emotional levels of engagement related to people who are in some way
emotionally overly demanding, such as difficult co-workers or relatives,
or is adopted to aid the person in helping others such as a person who
trains himself to ignore the "pleading" food requests of a dieting spouse,
or indifference by parents towards a child's begging.
or an act
of removing by cleansing and ridding of undesired elements or impurities.
or free from sin or guilt.
Cathartic can also mean a strong laxative that stimulates evacuation of
is the purification and
purgation of emotions
pity and fear—through art or any extreme change in emotion that results in
renewal and restoration. Not the same as
(fatigue) - Emotionless
You don't suppress your feelings
, you just
stop causing certain feelings from happening and interfering with reality. And this is done when you
those particular feelings are false
, and that those feelings are created by you
. But you have to
of those feelings and make those
changes manually, because recognizing those types of false signals is not
an automatic function
of the mind. So you need to correct them yourself, because they will not
correct themselves on their own. Adaptation
is not an automatic function, if it were, then nothing would go extinct
because everything would just adapt, and then what? So you see, it's you,
you are the most important thing in life. That is why you must understand
learning. Learning is like a never
ending power supply
. But you have to
with knowledge and information
. Life is about input and output, and
humans are not exempt from the
existence. We have been doing this from the beginning. And that is why
every single person is alive today. Because we
. So it has worked so
far so good, but not far enough and not good enough. But we are getting there.
Principle of Constancy
is the general
principle that psychic forces and energies tend to remain in a steady or
balanced state or tend to seek a return to a state of balance
decreased energy. The principle of psychic functioning that seeks to
maintain the quantity of excitation contained in the apparatus at a low or
constant level. This is accomplished through a discharge of the energy
present in the apparatus or by avoiding its augmentation.
How the brain balances emotion and reason
. Navigating through life
requires balancing emotion and reason, a feat accomplished by the brain
region 'area 32' of the anterior cingulate cortex. The area maintains
emotional equilibrium by relaying information between cognitive and
emotional brain regions, according to new research. Using bidirectional
neuron tracers to visualize the connections between the DLPFC, area 25,
and area 32, a potential middleman, in rhesus monkeys. The DLPFC connects
to the deepest layers of area 32, where the strongest inhibitory neurons
reside. Area 32 connects to every layer of area 25, positioning it as a
powerful regulator of area 25 activity. In healthy brains, the DLPFC
signals to area 32 to balance area 25 activity, allowing emotional
equilibrium. But in depression, silence from the DLPFC results in too much
area 25 activity and out-of-control emotional processing.Individuals regulate their emotions in a wide variety of ways
the present review it has been addressed the issue of whether some forms
of emotion regulation are healthier than others by focusing on two
commonly used emotion regulation strategies: cognitive reappraisal
(changing the way one thinks about potentially emotion-eliciting events)
and expressive suppression (changing the way one behaviorally responds to
emotion-eliciting events). In the first section, experimental findings
showing that cognitive reappraisal has a healthier profile of short-term
affective, cognitive, and social consequences than expressive suppression
are briefly reported. In the second section, individual-difference
findings are reviewed showing that using cognitive reappraisal to regulate
emotions is associated with healthier patterns of affect, social
functioning, and well-being than is using expressive suppression. Finally,
brain structural basis and functional activation linked to the habitual
usage of cognitive reappraisal and expressive suppression are discussed in
is the subjective interpretation made by an individual to
stimuli in the environment. Cognitive appraisal is defined as the way in
which an individual responds to and interprets stressors in life.
is a response-focused emotion regulation strategy involves
an individual voluntarily suppressing their outward emotional expressions.
involves reducing facial expression and
controlling positive and negative feelings of emotion. This type of
emotion regulation strategy can have negative emotional and psychological
effects on individuals. Emotional suppression reduces expressive behavior
significantly. As many researchers have concluded, though emotional
suppression decreases outward expressive emotions, it does not decrease
our negative feelings and emotional arousal (Niedenthal 2006). Different
forms of emotion regulation affect our response trajectory of emotions. We
target situations for regulation by the process of selecting the
situations we are exposed to or by modifying the situation we are in.
Emotion suppression relates to the behavioral component of emotion.
Expressive suppression has physiological influences such as decreasing
heart rate, increasing blood pressure, and increasing sympathetic
activation (Dan-Glauser & Gross, 2011). Expressive suppression requires
self-control. We use self-control when handling our emotion-based
expressions in public.
Emotional Thought Method
develops a group of activities that
can be used in a personal or group-oriented way for developing Emotional Intelligence.
Emotional Freedom Techniques
is a form of counseling intervention that
draws on various theories of alternative medicine including acupuncture,
energy medicine, and Thought Field Therapy (TFT).
Thought Field Therapy
is specialized "tapping
with the fingers at meridian points on the upper body and hands.
is the physiological and psychological state of being
includes neurons located in diverse parts of the
brain that play a crucial role in maintaining behavioral arousal and consciousness.
is how organisms, organ systems, organs, cells, and
biomolecules carry out the chemical or physical functions that exist in a
living system, A sub-discipline of biology, its focus is in is the
scientific study of the normal function in living systems.
is the study of
behavior and mind
, embracing all aspects of
as well as thought.
Where do Emotions
come from? You create them
refers to a hypothesis on the origin and nature of emotions and
is one of the earliest theories of emotion within modern psychology. It
was developed independently by two 19th-century scholars, William James
and Carl Lange. The basic premise of the theory is that physiological
arousal instigates the experience of emotion. Instead of feeling an
emotion and subsequent physiological (bodily) response, the theory
proposes that the physiological change is primary, and emotion is then
experienced when the brain reacts to the information received via the
body's nervous system. It proposes that each specific emotion is attached
to a unique and different pattern of physiological arousal and emotional
behavior in reaction due to an exciting stimulus. The theory has been
criticised and modified over the course of time, as one of several
competing theories of emotion. Modern theorists have built on its ideas by
proposing that the experience of emotion is modulated by both
physiological feedback and other information, rather than consisting
solely of bodily changes, as James suggested. Psychologist Tim Dalgleish
states that most modern affective neuroscientists would support such a
viewpoint. In 2002, a research paper on the autonomic nervous system
stated that the theory has been "hard to disprove". Emotions are often
assumed to be judgments about a situation that cause feelings and
physiological changes. In 1884
, psychologist and philosopher William James
proposed that physiological changes actually precede emotions, which are
equivalent to our subjective experience of physiological changes, and are
experienced as feelings. In his words, "our feeling of the same changes as
they occur is the emotion." James argued:If we fancy some strong emotion,
and then try to abstract from our consciousness of it all the feelings of
its characteristic bodily symptoms, we find we have nothing left behind,
no "mind-stuff" out of which the emotion can be constituted, and that a
cold and neutral state of intellectual perception is all that remains. …
What kind of an emotion of fear would be left, if the feelings neither of
quickened heart-beats nor of shallow breathing, neither of trembling lips
nor of weakened limbs, neither of goose-flesh nor of visceral stirrings,
were present, it is quite impossible to think. Can one fancy the state of
rage and picture no ebullition of it in the chest, no flushing of the
face, no dilatation of the nostrils, no clenching of the teeth, no impulse
to vigorous action, but in their stead limp muscles, calm breathing, and a
placid face? The present writer, for one, certainly cannot. The rage is as
completely evaporated as the sensation of its so-called manifestations.
focuses on the study of emotion. Why is it that people
are able to quickly and effortlessly perceive anger, sadness, fear in
themselves and in others, yet scientists have been unable to specify a set
of clear criteria for empirically identifying these emotional events?
Theory of Constructed Emotion
is a scientific theory to explain the
experience and perception of emotion. The emotion paradox is as follows.
People have vivid and intense experiences of emotion in day-to-day life:
they report seeing emotions like "anger", "sadness", and "happiness" in
others, and they report experiencing "anger", "sadness" and so on
themselves. Nevertheless, psychophysiological and neuroscientific evidence
has failed to yield consistent support for the existence of such discrete
categories of experience. Instead, the empirical evidence suggests that
what exists in the brain and body is affect, and emotions are constructed
by multiple brain networks working in tandem. Despite this evidence, most
other theories of emotion assume that emotions are genetically endowed,
not learned, and are produced by dedicated circuits in the brain: an anger
circuit, a fear circuit, and so on. This point of view is very much in
line with common-sense conceptions of emotion. The theory of constructed
emotion calls this assumption into question. It suggests that these
emotions (often called "basic emotions") are not biologically hardwired,
but instead are phenomena that emerge in consciousness "in the moment"
from more fundamental ingredients. "In every waking moment, your brain
uses past experience, organized as concepts, to guide your actions and
give your sensations meaning. When the concepts involved are emotion
concepts, your brain constructs instances of emotion." In greater detail,
instances of emotion are constructed throughout the entire brain by
multiple brain networks in collaboration. Ingredients going into this
construction include interoception
, concepts, and social reality.
predictions provide information about the state of the body
and ultimately produce basic, affective feelings of pleasure, displeasure,
arousal, and calmness. Concepts are embodied knowledge (from your
culture), including emotion concepts. Social reality provides the
collective agreement and language that make the perception of emotion
possible among people who share a culture.
Associating a memory with an
helps to remember
that experience, knowledge or information.
You have to
learn how to
accurately interpret the information signals
that are being
generated from your body
, if not, then you will manipulated by your feelings, and have little control over your thoughts, or
Separate your Emotions from your
helps you to understand the information
This way you can either move past this information
or learn more from that experience by asking more questions. But
just learning to separate your emotions from your thoughts does
not mean that those memories will stop triggering emotional
responses completely, it just means that you will be more aware of the
emotional response to that information and realize it is no
longer necessary in order to understand those particular
thoughts, so eventually it will become mostly information. You
have the power to control your thoughts and the emotional
attachment to those thoughts and you can do this without drugs
We know that people can remember a lot of information
without having any emotional response to that information, so it
seems that emotions are not even necessary for memory or
learning. Emotions are nice to have when remembering happy
moments, so I wouldn't want to separate all my emotions from all
my memories, especially when there is a lot to learn from our
Emotional Intelligence Consists of Four Attributes
– You recognize your own
emotions and how they affect your thoughts and
, know your
strengths and weaknesses, and have
. The ability to quickly reduce
in the moment in a variety of settings.
– You’re able to
control impulsive feelings
behaviors, manage your emotions in healthy ways, take initiative,
through on commitments
, and adapt to changing
. The ability to recognize your emotions and keep them
from overwhelming you.3:
– You can understand the emotions, needs, and
concerns of other
, pick up on emotional cues, feel comfortable socially, and
recognize the power dynamics
in a group or organization. The ability to
connect emotionally with others by using
– You know how
to develop and maintain good
, inspire and influence others, work well in a team, and
. The ability to
and play to stay connected
in challenging situations. The ability to resolve conflicts
positively and with confidence.
Why Do We Feel our Emotions
and chemicals in our body. So
we sometimes feel emotions
in our stomachs, like a gut-wrenching
feeling, a knot in the stomach, or feeling sick or nauseated, or
feeling something nerve-wracking or a
. We can also
shaking or tremors
dry mouth and headaches. We also feel emotions in our chest,
like chest pain
, a fast heart rate, fast breathing, a thumping heart
or palpitations. Love doesn't hurt, losing love hurts
is an intense emotional and sometimes physical stress
one feels at
experiencing great longing
is an unpleasant feeling (a suffering) of a psychological,
is physical pain
that is caused, increased, or prolonged by mental,
emotional, or behavioral factors.
Science of Heartbreak
is a type of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy
in which there is a sudden
temporary weakening of the muscular portion of the
. This weakening
can be triggered by emotional stress, such as the
death of a loved one
, a break-up, or constant
parasympathetic control of the heart, lungs and digestive tract. The vagus
nerves are paired; however, they are normally referred to in the singular.
It is the longest nerve of the
autonomic nervous system
are the nerves that emerge directly from the brain
(including the brainstem), in contrast to spinal nerves (which emerge from
segments of the spinal cord
). Cranial nerves relay information between the
brain and parts of the body, primarily to and from regions of the
Autonomic Nervous System
is a division of the peripheral
that influences the function of internal organs
The autonomic nervous system is a control system that acts largely
unconsciously and regulates bodily functions such as the heart rate,
digestion, respiratory rate, pupillary response, urination, and
. This system is
the primary mechanism in control of the
and the freeze-and-dissociate response.
Sympathetic Nervous System
is one of the two main divisions of the autonomic
other being the
parasympathetic nervous system
. The autonomic nervous system functions
to regulate the body's unconscious actions.
Central Nervous System
is the part of the
the brain and spinal cord.
the collection of glands of an organism that secrete
into the circulatory system to be carried towards distant target organs.
is a portion of the brain that contains a number of small nuclei with a
variety of functions. One of the most important functions of the
hypothalamus is to link the nervous system to the endocrine system via the
pituitary gland (hypophysis).
Anterior Cingulate Cortex
wide variety of autonomic functions, such as regulating blood pressure and
, also involved in certain higher-level functions, such as
reward anticipation, decision-making
, impulse control, and emotion.
mediates the stress response
through the production
of mineralocorticoids and glucocorticoids, such as aldosterone and
are a class of steroid
help control metabolism, inflammation
, immune functions, salt and water
balance, development of sexual characteristics, and the ability to
are endocrine glands that produce a variety of
including adrenaline and the steroids aldosterone and cortisol.
They are found above the kidneys
examines how neurochemicals influence the
network of neural operation by studying of neurochemicals, including
neurotransmitters and other molecules (such as psychopharmaceuticals,
neuropeptides, or gastrotransmitters) that influence the function of
is an organic molecule, such as serotonin,
dopamine, or nerve growth factor, that participates in neural activity.
You can choose to feel emotions, but
sometimes you don't always have a choice. mostly because people
have not yet learned to fully understand the mind and body, so
they have a hard time controlling their emotions. Everyone has
control, but not everyone knows how to operate these controls
effectively. It's a combination of awareness, knowledge,
learning and practice. It's not part of our education, but it
is information obtained through
rather than from
. Relating to deep inward feelings rather than to the
intellect. Body not the Mind
(without the use of rational processes). An
impression that something might be the case.
The mind can cause us to feel physical symptoms from our
emotions, but our emotions are not always accurate in determining reality.
And there could also be crossover effects, meaning a signal from chemicals
and hormones might be misunderstood and misdiagnosed.
is the system of immune responses
organism against its own healthy cells and tissues.
(talking to yourself)
occurs when two or more expressions in a text refer to the same person or
is caused by switching between devices driving a load, "crossing over" of
the signal between devices.
are a class of electronic
can question your feelings more often, then you can better
understand them correctly. If you can learn how to weed out
, and learn how to
, that don't benefit you, then your actions
will eventually be more logical and you will make better decisions."
"If you can
your feelings, then you
can do what you know, instead of doing something based on how you feel."
, like the sensation
in the skin.
Feelings can also be an awareness
of emotional or
, especially in relation to personal principles or dignity.
The experiencing of affective and emotional states. The general atmosphere
of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people. An
A vague idea
in which some
Feelings - Morris
Albert - Live
(youtube) - Feelings, nothing more than feelings, Trying
to forget my feelings of love.
More than A Feeling
(youtube) - It's more than a feeling, When I hear that old
song they used to play, And I begin dreaming, Till I see Marianne walk
Got A Feeling - The Beatles
(youtube) - 30 January 1969 during the
Beatles' rooftop concert.
I've Got a Feeling
was from the Beatles 1970 album Let It Be.
is to undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state
of mind. Come to believe on the basis of emotion,
indefinite grounds. Perceive by a physical sensation
, e.g., coming from
the skin or muscles. Be conscious of a physical, mental, or emotional
state. Have a feeling or perception about oneself
in reaction to
someone's behavior or attitude. Undergo passive experience of. Be
felt or perceived in a certain way. Grope or feel in search of
something. A property perceived by touch.
Examine by touch
. Examine (a body part) by palpation. Find by
testing or cautious exploration
. Produce a certain impression. An
intuitive awareness. The general atmosphere of a place or situation and
the effect that it has on people. Gut Feeling
Body Mind Connections
Sometimes I don't feel like I'm doing enough, but that was just a
feeling, and feelings do not fully explain reality. So what am I
really doing? I'm doing this. Though sometimes it does not feel like I'm
doing this, but this is what I am doing. Of course it can be
differently, but that does
not change the facts. In order to change the facts, you must learn and you
must communicate. There is no such thing as perceived facts.
Emotions that Depend on very Particular Circumstances:
Desbundar (Portuguese) – to shed one’s
in having fun.
Tarab (Arabic) – a
induced state of ecstasy or enchantment.
(Japanese) – the relaxation gained from
bathing in the forest
figuratively or literally.
Gigil (Tagalog) – the irresistible urge to
pinch or squeeze someone because they are loved or cherished.
(Chinese) – a sense of complete and perfect
Iktsuarpok (Inuit) – the anticipation one feels
when waiting for someone, whereby one keeps going outside to check if they
Natsukashii (Japanese) – a nostalgic longing for the
past, with happiness for the fond memory, yet sadness that it is no
Saudade (Portuguese) – a melancholic longing or nostalgia for a
person, place or thing that is far away either spatially or in time – a
vague, dreaming wistfulness for phenomena that may not even exist.
Wabi-sabi (Japanese) – a “dark, desolate sublimity” centred on transience
and imperfection in beauty.
Sehnsucht (German) – literally
“life-longings”, an intense desire for alternative states and realisations
of life, even if they are unattainable.
Dadirri (Australian aboriginal)
term – a deep, spiritual act of reflective and respectful listening.
Pihentagyú (Hungarian) – literally meaning “with a relaxed brain”, it
describes quick-witted people who can come up with sophisticated jokes or
Desenrascanço (Portuguese) – to artfully disentangle oneself
from a troublesome situation.
Sukha (Sanskrit) – genuine lasting
happiness independent of circumstances.
Orenda (Huron) – the power of
the human will to change the world in the face of powerful forces such as
"Parents learn to understand the moods of their children more then
they learn to understand their own moods, why? Emotions are a form of
communication, but we have not yet learned how to listen."
Showing No Emotions
Reduced Affect Display
or emotional blunting
is a condition of reduced emotional reactivity
in an individual. It manifests as a failure to express
, especially when
issues that would normally be expected to engage the
are rare and there is little animation in
is the deliberate display of emotional neutrality
or no emotion, commonly as a form of
to contrast with the
ridiculousness or absurdity of the subject matter. The delivery is meant
to be blunt, ironic
, laconic, or apparently unintentional.
- Lack Empathy
- Blunted Effect
is a chronic state of physical and
that results from excessive job, personal
demands, and/or continuous stress. It describes a feeling of being
emotionally overextended and exhausted by one's work. It is manifested by
both physical fatigue and a sense of feeling psychologically and
is a facial
characterized by neutral positioning of the facial
features, implying a lack of strong emotion. It may be caused by a lack of
emotion, depression, boredom or slight confusion, such as when someone
refers to something which the listener does not understand. A
deliberately-induced blank expression meant to conceal one's emotions is
also known as a poker face
, referring to
the common practice of maintaining one's composure when playing the card
are the verbal and non-verbal displays of emotion.
These displays can be through
, gestures and
, volume and tone
of voice, laughing, crying, etc. Affect displays can be altered or faked
so one may appear one way, when they feel another (i.e. smiling when sad).
Affect can be conscious or non-conscious and can be discreet or obvious.
The display of positive emotions, such as smiling, laughing, etc., is
termed "positive affect", while the displays of more negative emotions,
such as crying and tense gestures, is respectively termed "negative
affect". Affect is important in psychology as well as in communication,
mostly when it comes to interpersonal communication and non-verbal
communication. In both psychology and communication, there are a multitude
of theories that explain affect and its impact on humans and quality of
is the conscious subjective
aspect of feeling or emotion.
Learning to Turn Down Your Amygdala Can Modify Your Emotions
primary role in the processing of memory
and emotional reactions. The amygdalae are considered part of the limbic
supports a variety of functions including emotion,
, and olfaction.
Emotional life is largely housed in the limbic system, and it has a great
deal to do with the formation of memories. Limbic system is a set of
brain structures located on both sides of the thalamus, immediately
underneath the cerebrum.
Children Full of
Life - Important Documentary.. Very.
(youtube) - video gives them lessons
on teamwork, community, the importance of openness, how to cope, and the
harm caused by bullying
is the ability to feel an
in response to another's emotion
the ability to understand the others' emotion. People Smart
Emotional Problems - Mood Swings
inability to identify and describe emotions in the self.
is the phenomenon of having one person's emotions and related behaviors
similar emotions and behaviors in other people.
refers to an inability to connect with others emotionally
, as well as a
means of dealing with anxiety
by preventing certain situations that
trigger it; it is often described as "emotional numbing", "emotional
blunting", or dissociation, depersonalization or in its chronic form
depersonalization disorder. In the second sense, it is a decision to avoid
engaging emotional connections, rather than an inability to do so,
typically for personal, social, or other reasons. In this sense, it can
allow people to maintain boundaries, psychic integrity, and avoid
undesired impact by or upon others related to emotional demands.
in psychology is a mild detachment from immediate surroundings
to more severe detachment from physical and emotional experience, as well
as detachment from reality. Introvert
to an abnormal condition of the mind
as involving a loss of contact with
is a class of functional mental disorders
distress but neither delusions
is a distortion of the senses
revealing how the brain normally organizes and interprets sensory
stimulation. An illusion
involves distorted or misinterpreted real
perception; imagery, which does not mimic real perception and is under
voluntary control. Spatial Intelligence
is an involuntary sensory experience vivid enough
to be regarded as a hallucination, but recognised by the patient not to be
the result of external stimuli. Unlike normal hallucination, which occurs
when one sees, hears, smells, tastes or feels something that is not there,
with a compelling feeling or thought that it is real, pseudohallucinations
are recognised by the person as unreal.
held with strong conviction despite superior evidence to the contrary. As
a pathology, it is distinct from a belief based on
, or other effects of
used to avoid cognitive dissonance
, or the mental discomfort and
anxiety caused by a person's having
emotions, beliefs, etc. within themselves. Compartmentalization allows
these conflicting ideas to co-exist by inhibiting direct or explicit
acknowledgement and interaction between separate compartmentalized self
Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies
(meditation) - ControlsStress
Avoiding Fear can help with Focus and Control
Be aware of ignorant corporations are more focused on money then
they are providing a quality service to people in need.
corporations exploit parents who are desperate to help their children's
through difficulties has always been a problem with healthcare services.
are after-school learning centers that offers a program
of brain training, exercise, simple physical exercises, skills training,
and dietary advice that it says helps children with developmental and
learning disabilities. As of 2018 there was no good evidence that the
company's program helps children. In the scientific and medical community,
Brain Balance has been criticized for the lack of scientific evidence for
its marketing, as well as its claims about neuroplasticity and other
aspects of brain development. That assessment is consistent with a 2015
determination by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services that there
was insufficient evidence of effectiveness for the company's claims. The
results of a June 2018 year-long investigation by National Public Radio
cast further doubt on the veracity of claims by the company.
Emotional Range and Value Orientation: Toward a Cognitive view
Experts in Emotion 2.3 -- Iris Mauss on Measuring Emotion
Emotion 1.2: Introduction
How Sensitivity to Emotions changes across the Lifespan
. Why do some
people become more positive as they grow older?
They have learned some of life's important lessons. Why are
adolescents so sensitive to negative social cues?
They have not yet learned enough.
is involved in consciousness and play a role in diverse
functions usually linked to emotion
. These functions include perception, motor control,
self-awareness, cognitive functioning, and interpersonal experience. In
relation to these, it is involved in psychopathology.
Emoji 27 States of Emotion
"A feeling is an interpretation of information."
These are more then just emotions on the above
chart, these words represent behaviors that have a lot of
information and knowledge associated with them. There are
explanations on why these feelings exist, when they do. Most
come from being exposed to particular information under
particular circumstances, which vary based on your particular
experiences and your particular
education. So again emotions are very ineffective for processing
information, and ineffective
when your trying to understand the facts about your situation.
Emotions are like old friends, you love them, but you just don't
want them around all the time. You need time to relax, time to
think, time to recoup and time to do other things. No offence,
non taken, of course.
is characterized by intense emotion. Emotionally charged and
vigorously energetic, or just happy and focused.
"It's amazing how there are
things that unwillingly control our moods, it's really weird.
And it only takes a moment of distraction for a particular
behavior to start
. Now your mind is
processing information under a new set of parameters, and unless
your aware of the change, you will not know when to change your
thinking and the thoughts that are running under a particular
set of rules that were created some how by you?
is not a skill
that can be easily maintained, or easily defined. Everyone
should fully understand all the things that we have learned
. The benefits are numerous."
Measuring Brain Activity
is a type of biofeedback that uses real-time displays of
brain activity—most commonly
(EEG), to teach self-regulation of brain
function. Typically, sensors are placed on the scalp to measure activity,
with measurements displayed using video displays or sound. (Emotions block
the flow of electrons
Magnetic brain stimulation alters negative emotion
Using magnetic stimulation outside the brain, a
technique called repetitive
transcranial magnetic stimulation
(rTMS), researchers at University of
Münster, Germany, show that, despite the use of inhibitory stimulation
currently used to treat depression, excitatory stimulation better reduced
a person's response to fearful images.
Differential Activation Patterns in the Same Brain Region Led to Opposite
Recognition using Wireless Signals
is a process that enables an individual to learn how to
change physiological activity for the purposes of improving health and
performance. Precise instruments measure physiological activity such as
brainwaves, heart function, breathing, muscle activity, and skin
temperature. These instruments rapidly and accurately 'feed back'
information to the user. The presentation of this information—often in
conjunction with changes in thinking, emotions, and behavior—supports
desired physiological changes. Over time, these
changes can endure without continued use of an instrument.
Biofeedback is the process of gaining greater awareness of many
physiological functions primarily using instruments that provide
information on the activity of those same systems, with a goal of being
able to manipulate them at will. Some of the processes that can be
controlled include brainwaves, muscle tone, skin conductance, heart rate and pain perception.