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Replying to Why Do People Relate The Feelings With Heart Instead Of Brain?
Posted 08 June 2012 - 04:28 AM
Posted 07 June 2012 - 09:29 AM
I am not a Doctor YET:
I have still to go through the harsh studies for 3 more years and then you can call me a doctor...
I hope I complete it while I am still alive........
Posted 07 June 2012 - 04:03 AM
Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:19 AM
By the way one thing I want to add here is that all of the effects of emotions on different parts of body are mediated by the brain in such a way that the result is more likely to be beneficial than harmful. For instance, when you see something fearful, the brain activates the sympathetic part of autonomic nervous system. As a result, the body is prepared for the "Fight or Flight" response. The changes in the body because of this sympathetic stimulation include increase of blood pressure (to provide extra nutrients to various organs of body), increase in diameter of trachea and bronchi (so that increased amount of air/oxygen can go into the lungs and thence to the blood), relaxation of pupils (to enhance vision), vasodilation of arteries supplying the skeletal muscles (so that your muscles can work harder) etc etc.
But the similar changes can be harmful in certain conditions for instance the same sympathetic stimulation as discussed above can be fatal for heart patients or patients with atherosclerosis.
Posted 06 June 2012 - 04:04 AM
Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:58 PM
So the end result is that all effects produced by emotional stimulation are because of your brain. For example, the increase in heart beat at times of stress isn't because stress directly causes the heart to beat faster. It is because the stress causes the brain to enhance the activity of sympathetic part of autonomic nervous system and one of the many effects of this increased activity is tachcardia (faster heart beat).
I hope you got my point.
Posted 30 May 2012 - 06:01 AM
Posted 12 July 2011 - 01:33 PM
In my opinion I think through history this increase in heart rate along with a shortness of breathe from that feeling you get in the middle of your chest is why the heart is so commonly associated with romance.
Posted 09 May 2011 - 04:01 AM
in my opinion, the heart has been used in relation to emotion way before human really discover or realize the brain is the main center of feeling and control center of the whole body's nervous system...
so in history, humans define the heart as the source and controller of blood circulation which distributes warmth to the rest of the body hence warmth comes or felt from the heart...
Posted 26 March 2011 - 07:29 PM
In my opinion, this is because hearts usually contain a connotation resembling love, warmth, etc. so people will refer feelings to the heart. Also, when people claim that they are heartbroken, they feel a pain on their chest somewhere near their heart. Nowadays, if you say, "My mind is feeling... (this or that)", it will not sound right. I am pretty sure that most people are capable of correcting themselves but the word, heart, is more preferable over the word, mind, when deciding on which object to relate feelings to.
Good explanation. People have a knack of associating things eg, with Santa Clause being fat, in a red suit and climbs down chimneys but that whole idea was made up by Coke Cola for a TV adverts years ago. Since then everyone has stuck with and used that 'image' for the big guy.
I guess its the same thing here. Like Illustrious said, people resemble the heart with love, pain etc.