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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 ...
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.
The following comes from my research experience using fMRI to study the human visual system. Overall, peoples brains are similar to each other on higher scales, and become very different from each other as the scale becomes smaller. Differences between different people start with brain size and sulci patterns. Also male and female brain anatomies will be ...
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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