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I sometimes wonder whether the heart has feeling or experiences emotion. I think the human mind manages everything. I got this question in mind as recently the artificial heart was created and it worked on a man.

Will a person with an artificial heart have feelings if heart is the organ to feel emotions?

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This question appears to be off-topic because it is about philosophy –  Keegan Keplinger Jan 3 at 17:51
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I'm too tired and lazy now, but it is commonly known that emotions have a physiological aspect: e.g. fear is accompanied by faster heart beat, sweating etc. There is some experimental evidence that if you do not have or are unable to sense these physiological symptoms (e.g. after paraplegia) you don't feel the related emotions. And that you mentally "feel" emotions only after having the physiological symptoms, so that it can be argued that the emotion is those physiological symptoms and the related cogntion comes afterwards (e.g. fear can be induced by raising heart rate through medication). –  what Jan 4 at 22:57
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The heart isn't "the organ to feel emotions", so is this hypothetical, or just misinformed? –  Nick Stauner Aug 28 at 6:49

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No the human blood pump otherwise known as the heart organ is not what is commonly referred to as the "heart" or soul of a man. Men's emotions come from the mind which functions through the organ called the brain. When brains have emotional dysfunctions they can be corrected to return people to their normal mental state. Yes people who have artificial organs experience the same emotions as those with natural components.

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