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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.

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