According to a Finnish study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, every emotion correspond to a definite sensation in specific parts of the body, which is why we have created a images of emotions. So the anger would be in fists, anxiety in the chest and envy on his face. study asked 701 people (Sweden, Finland and Taiwan) to indicate which part of the body felt involved, depending on the emotion felt, while watching a movie, or while hearing a story of a story or specific words. In this way, the researchers were able to locate the different feelings on the parts of the body, also understanding that emotions are universal, no difference in gender, ethnicity or age.


* The shame is manifested on the face (think of when you blush) and especially on the cheeks
* The disgust starts from the mouth and goes down to the belly
* the fear involves the entire body, concentrating mainly on the heart
* The contempt in the face , but also on the hands
* The anger in his hands and especially in fists
* Depression and sadness involving the legs, the lower part of the body and lead to widespread weakness

Why is it useful mapping of emotions?

Many will wonder what can be used to know in which part of the cover you reside our feelings.
Firstly, highlighting how our mental state is in connection with the physical sensations can be useful in the management of emotional states, but then also to find new ways to understand, diagnose and treat emotional disorders. This suggests that emotions are not only purely psychological sensations, but also occur in the body, involving them in all respects. If the head is nearly always activated in all emotional states, then change the various organs, depending on the emotion.