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Emotion, a “happening” in our brain?

Emotions hit us like a train every time something happens to us, generally a reaction to another persons actions or events that take place. These emotions affect our actions and thinking very drastically in good and bad ways from crying or laughing to fight or flight. It is the motivation inside us to actually do something and aspire. It is how we decide right from wrong. Emotions help us to understand the world by assisting our minds in comprehending things beyond logic.They are a very important tool for survival, without fear we wouldn’t feel danger and would die more often. This proves that emotion is something we need, but what actually IS emotion? Why do we naturally feel it?  where does it come from? do we decide our own emotions in our consciousness?

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This topic for me sparks up an endless amount of questions that seem unanswerable and give me a headache, and its hard to know where to start. I visited a Stanford university page on psychology and emotion to see what view a professional has on this topic.

“constructionist approach to the science of emotion centered on three key ideas: (1) an emotion word (like anger) refers to a conceptual category, populated with situation-specific instances that are tailored to the environment; (2) each instance of emotion is constructed within the brain’s functional architecture of domain-general core systems; (3) the workings of each system must be understood within the momentary context of the rest of the brain and the body.” – Dr. Lisa Feldman-Barrett

This statement claims that each instant of emotion is constructed within the brains functional architecture of systems. this bold and unexplained statement leaves me with too much curiosity. do we consciously construct instances of emotion? how does our brain do that? WHAT is it creating?

Emotions are expressions of energy that contain specific energy codes. These energy codes are created by our intuitions and thoughts, which allow us to understand them in an authentic way. This process of creating emotion energy codes in an authentic fashion is what gives us the perception of feeling.

yet even if you are faking an emotion, and don’t really feel that way, the real authentic feeling stabs you in the stomach and you might suppress it. Where does the authenticity come from? is that your underlying true self showing his opinion? there is no choice in that authentic emotion, where does it come from?  the fact that there seems to be a force of uncontrollable emotion in existence, it must come from somewhere. many articles are claiming it comes from this “subconscious mind”, WHERE THE HECK IS THAT.


Doctor climbing a ladder to look inside a giant brainit seems to be an answer many of us want to know, but there can only be theories, and to study what is happening in the brain. the limbic system of the brain, which is made up of several structures located in the cerebral cortex, is responsible for these emotions. It structures the levels of chemicals, called neurotransmitters, being manufactured by the body in response to certain conditions the person is experiencing. Here is an example of a professionals explanation of emotions.

it seems to be an answer many of us want to know, but there can only be theories, and to study what is happening in the brain. the limbic system of the brain, which is made up of several structures located in the cerebral cortex, is responsible for these emotions. It structures the levels of chemicals, called neurotransmitters, being manufactured by the body in response to certain conditions the person is experiencing. Here is an example of a professionals explanation of emotions.

This still leaves us all in a confusion of understanding where emotions come from and why. what force is creating them? is it me? Gonna leave this one hanging..

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