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Your question is pretty broad at the moment. But a few starting points: The PANAS is a commonly used measure of mood or well-being that asks respondents to rate how frequently they have experienced a set of positive and negative emotions. Many broad-based personality measures such as those based on the Big 5 will have items have factors or facets that ...


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The most related experiment that I can think, is the one that people were willing to drink more water after seeing a happy face, because they evaluated the water as more positive. See full article bellow : Face Value: Hidden Smiles Influence Consumption And Judgment.


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As it has been pointed in the other answers and the comments, the heart is indeed only an organ that pumps blood and all the processes responsible for emotions are carried out by the brain. However, the heart and generally the autonomous nervous system is of critical importance to somatic theories of emotion. These theories propose that bodily responses in ...


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Emotions are attached to heart. Eg. if you feel scared in dangerous situation, sympathetic part of autonomic nervous system is activated. It increases heart rate and then blood flow to brain is elevated. More blood transports more oxygen and then brain functions better.


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I think that we are. But the notion of 'valence' is already problematic, as a variation on mathematical negation, which produces bizarre mathematical artifacts like Russel's Paradox. It is tempting to follow natural language and find two balancing processes always add up to a sign and a magnitude. But in fact no two processes are ever going to ...


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There is a theory that laughter like this expresses a reaction to absurdity. When a situation is serious but cannot be assimilated because of dissociation or shock, it is in the same state as an absurd statement -- you are trying to take it seriously, or find meaning in it, but you just can't. You keep giving up, but then trying again. Since the situation ...


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With regard to the body perception question, I hope you have read this (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1321664111)



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