Courtesy of the Proceedings of The Natural Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
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If you take time to really study this image one thing becomes quite clear: being in love appears to be the most optimal state of being for us all.
From their abstract:
In five experiments, participants (n = 701) were shown two silhouettes of bodies alongside emotional words, stories, movies, or facial expressions. They were asked to colour 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