Bodily sensations give rise to conscious feelings

A research group has mapped the organization of human conscious feelings and found them to cluster into five major categories: positive emotions, negative emotions, cognitive functions, somatic states, and illnesses.

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This is survey based:

The study was conducted in the form of an online questionnaire in which more than 1,000 people participated. The participants first evaluated a total of 100 feeling states in terms of how much they are experienced in the body and mind, and how emotional and controllable they are. Next, they also evaluated how similar the feelings are with respect to each other, and whereabouts in the body they are felt.

I wonder if this is strongly shaped by culture. Certainly some cultures imagine emotions in the gut, rather than the heart, and some even place ideas on the chest, not our head.

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