body atlas
January 7, 2014, 3:41 pm
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Happiness and depression are felt all over the body, while anger and pride only in the chest and head. These are images from research on emotion response by a group of scientists from Finland. The researchers used stimuli – words, images, stories – to provoke emotion and the subjects indicated where the emotion manifested on their bodies.

From Body Atlas, Lauri Nummenmaa, Enrico Glerean, Riitta Hari, and Jari K. Hietanen

An Atlas Of The Human Body That Maps Where We Feel Emotions, Fast Company, Jessica Leber

when did you stop dancing?
February 4, 2013, 10:02 pm
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dancing bearsOr, when did you start listening to an ipod?  Sitting at home and watching the TV?  When did you get addicted to the internet?  When did you start reading pulp romances, look books with glossy ads, porn?  When did you start watching Oprah, Dr Phil, cable news?  When did you start texting and downloading apps on your smart phone?

There’s a lot of them; more than I thought.

“In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions. When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?”

Gabrielle Roth