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Why Do We Feel Emotions In Our Stomachs?




If you've ever been nervous or stressed, you might have experienced a weird feeling in your stomach. Why do we feel so many emotions in our stomachs? Laci did some digging to figure out what connects our brains and our gut.

Read More:
The Embodiment of Emotional Feelings in the Brain
http://www.jneurosci.org/content/30/38/12878.abstract
"Central to Walter Cannon's challenge to peripheral theories of emotion was that bodily arousal responses are too undifferentiated to account for the wealth of emotional feelings."

Why does my stomach clench up in knots
http://www.askdoctork.com/why-does-my-stomach-clench-up-in-knots-when-im-stressed-201312095782
"Whenever I'm stressed out my stomach clenches up in knots. Why does it do that?"

The Sensitive Gut
http://www.health.harvard.edu/special-health-reports/the-sensitive-gut?utm_source=AskDrK&utm_medium=link&utm_content=related-text&utm_campaign=referral
"Your 'gut' is the series of organs—mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and colon—that transform the food you eat into the nutrients your body needs to live and to thrive."

Why do you get butterflies in your stomach?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/09/AR2010050902953.html

How Fear Works
http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/fear2.htm
"To produce the fight-or-flight response, the hypothalamus activates two systems: the sympathetic nervous system and the adrenal-cortical system."

The Evolution of Anxiety
http://www.livescience.com/1806-evolution-anxiety.html
"I'm standing frozen in terror at the entrance of an amusement park, holding the hand of an excited child, and thinking, 'No. No, No. I can't go in here.'"

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Calm Yourself By Getting Psyched
https://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-805-anxious-get-excited
TestTube Wild Card
http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-114-why-do-we-blush?utm_campaign=DNWC&utm_medium=DNews&utm_source=YT
Astrology Isn't Real Science
http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-971-astrology/

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