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Bodily maps of emotions

Overview of attention for article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, December 2013
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Title
Bodily maps of emotions
Published in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, December 2013
DOI 10.1073/pnas.1321664111
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Authors

L. Nummenmaa, E. Glerean, R. Hari, J. K. Hietanen

Abstract

Emotions are often felt in the body, and somatosensory feedback has been proposed to trigger conscious emotional experiences. Here we reveal maps of bodily sensations associated with different emotions using a unique topographical self-report method. In five experiments, participants (n = 701) were shown two silhouettes of bodies alongside emotional words, stories, movies, or facial expressions. They were asked to color the bodily regions whose activity they felt increasing or decreasing while viewing each stimulus. Different emotions were consistently associated with statistically separable bodily sensation maps across experiments. These maps were concordant across West European and East Asian samples. Statistical classifiers distinguished emotion-specific activation maps accurately, confirming independence of topographies across emotions. We propose that emotions are represented in the somatosensory system as culturally universal categorical somatotopic maps. Perception of these emotion-triggered bodily changes may play a key role in generating consciously felt emotions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 33 2%
Spain 16 <1%
United Kingdom 15 <1%
Italy 12 <1%
Germany 12 <1%
France 11 <1%
Japan 9 <1%
Brazil 7 <1%
Finland 6 <1%
Other 58 3%
Unknown 1643 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 389 21%
Researcher 313 17%
Student > Master 263 14%
Student > Bachelor 155 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 124 7%
Other 442 24%
Unknown 136 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 665 36%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 151 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 134 7%
Neuroscience 120 7%
Computer Science 101 6%
Other 431 24%
Unknown 220 12%

Attention Score in Context

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