`Bodily topography of basic emotions triggered
by watching emotional movies´, and other.
Even though we are often consciously aware of our current emotional state, such as anger or happiness, the mechanisms giving rise to these subjective sensations have remained unresolved (in the paradigm of conventional science).
Emotions coordinate our behavior and physiological states during survival-salient events and pleasurable interactions.
Lauri Nummenmaa & co used a topographical self-report tool to reveal that different emotional states are associated with topographically distinct and culturally universal bodily sensations; these sensations could underlie our conscious emotional experiences.
Emotions are often felt in the body, and somatosensory feedback has been proposed to trigger conscious emotional experiences.
Here we reveal maps of bodily sensations associated with different emotions using a unique topographical self-report method. In five experiments, participants (n = 701) were shown two silhouettes of bodies alongside emotional words, stories, movies, or facial expressions,says Nummenmaa.
If I can say, he is a measurement genius.
According to article of PNAS.org subjects were asked to color the bodily regions whose activity they felt increasing or decreasing while viewing each stimulus. Different emotions were consistently associated with statistically separable bodily sensation maps across experiments.