When you receive good news, your heart soars! Conversely, when you hear terrible news, you might feel a sinking feeling or deal with what is known as heartache. Ever wondered how emotions can affect you physically? How exactly do intense emotions have a direct effect on specific feelings in our body?
This study in 2010 published in the Scientific American explains that this experience is linked to the anterior cingulate cortex, a region of the brain that is believed to regulate emotional reactions. Robert Emery and Jim Coan, professors of psychology at the University of Virginia, theorize that the anterior cingulate cortex becomes more active during high intensity and stressful situations.Read More