|Does science have to play a role on some of the
emotions that out brought out in us everyday? Is
there something happening inside of us that
triggers us to put out what ever we are feeling?
|Question Date: 2004-06-11|
Does science play a role in our emotions?
Scientists are trying to understand our emotions
and to find ways of helping us deal with emotions
that are a big problem for us. There are many
things scientists are studying to try to help us
deal with difficult emotions. One is to design
medicines that keep our emotions more manageable.
One is to understand how therapists can help us
keep our emotions more manageable - which types of
therapy work best, or is it mostly that there are
better therapists and worse ones, regardless of
what type of therapy they use? Another is to
understand how things like meditation and deep
relaxation help us and how we can best use them to
help ourselves, such as how long do we need to
meditate to get a benefit, and what happens in our
bodies when we are having a good meditation?
Another is to investigate what good medical things
there are outside of modern science, such as
acupuncture and medicinal plants.
are so complex, and often we just need to accept
our emotions and the emotions of other people and
try not to blame ourselves or others too much!
Biology is definitely involved in the emotions we
feel, but scientists know very little about how
that works. We know that certain chemicals in our
brain cells,or neurons, are linked to emotions.
These chemicals are called neurotransmitters. Too
much or too little of these neurotransmitters can
lead to depression or a feeling of great
happiness, but biologists don't know exactly how
this happens. Scientists have also found links
between certain regions of the brain and our
perception of emotions, but again, nobody know
show those regions of the brain do what they do.
By the time you become a scientist, however, we
might know a lot more!
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