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Ever since Darwin, and perhaps long before him, it has been theorized that our emotions play a crucial role in adapting to our environment. This means that emotions are not just an inconvenient byproduct of consciousness, but a form of higher cognition – an ability for living beings to experience their world in deeper and more complex ways. Humans are a species that thrive on social relations, and our emotions become a gauge on morality and justice. They help facilitate our interactions by giving us clues on how to connect with others in meaningful and productive ways. When someone makes us feel bad our emotions tell us to ignore them, while when someone makes us feel good our emotions tell us to appreciate them.
How all this is produced by 100 billion of the little wisps known as neurons is surely one of the last great mysteries in science. Yet, by studying the behaviour of people who have undergone a change in a tiny part of the brain, whether from injury, stroke, or malfunctioning genes, you can pin down the functions that this small region governs, and begin to figure out how it works and how it interacts with other regions. What this means is that strange neurological symptoms have the potential to take our understanding in a new direction.
Jan 6th 2011 By Oliver Noble Sigmund Freud once said, "America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success."
Our body language exhibits far more information about how we feel than it is possible to articulate verbally. All of the physical gestures we make are subconsciously interpreted by others. This can work for or against us depending on the kind of body language we use. Some gestures project a very positive message , while others do nothing but set a negative tone. Most people are totally oblivious to their own body language , so the discipline of controlling these gestures can be quite challenging.
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Home -> Free Articles - Emotions - How To Understand, Identify Release Your Emotions. · What Are Emotions – Feelings? Different people define emotions in different ways.
How can I successfully identify and release my emotions? I experienced a very controlled childhood during which I needed to suppress my emotions and wants in order to avoid conflict. As a result I find it difficult to identify emotions inside of myself and to find a satisfying way of releasing them. I've tried some techniques like sitting down with focused breathing and listening inward, but I often find the emotions to be too intense and I avoid doing it. It's not that I am incapable of feelings emotions, but that I have difficulty identifying exactly which emotion I'm feeling and why.
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The passion for revenge is strong and sometimes almost overwhelming. But our intuitive logic about revenge is often twisted, conflicted, parochial, and dangerous. Revenge is a primitive, destructive, and violent response to anger , injury, or humiliation . It is a misguided attempt to transform shame into pride .
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The Geneva Emotion Research Group, co-directed by Professors Klaus Scherer, David Sander, and Didier Grandjean is part of an multidisciplinary center for the affective sciences ( Centre Interfacultaire en Sciences Affectives - CISA ) at the University of Geneva . The members of our group work on theoretical development and empirical research in the affective sciences. We conduct research into many aspects of emotions, with special emphasis on emotion-constituent appraisal processes multimodal expression of emotion in face, voice, and body central and peripheral physiological reaction patterns subjective experience of emotional processes neural structures and circuits underlying the emotion process Our research methods include experimental studies in both laboratory and field settings, using emotion induction and sampling of naturalistic emotions, as well as computer-simulation approaches.
Two people are talking to each other. One nods his head to emphasize a point. The other follows suit, just a moment later. One crosses his foot over his knee. Soon, the other is doing the same. One shifts to the right.
Through the process of psychological development, we all develop an identity that allows us to identify with a certain personality type. An equally important but often overlooked fact is that we tend to disown the emotions or personality traits that do not cohere with our favored self-image. And while there are certain benefits to understanding our personality type, we will never experience personal or collective wholeness until we come to understand and integrate the lost, forgotten, or repressed elements of ourselves; we must become aware of and befriend our “shadow” self.The shadow self contains all the potentials that we have disowned. Because we experience the shadow as “non-self,” we often unconsciously “project” it onto the outside world, thereby experiencing it as an external force.