Emotions Essay

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EMOTION: WARN MY HYPOTHALAMUS! Are thou familiar with the sayings,” I am blindly in-love.”, “My goose bumps appear after watching a horror movie”, or “my heart beats fast when I’m surprised”. Those were response stimulated based on what our senses perceived. The body uniquely reacts to an event depending on the past experiences and understanding. Some would be frightened on dark but others would not, and it’s all commanded by the hypothalamus. The brain consists of cerebrum, brain stem, and cerebellum. It gathers, assimilates and interprets stimuli by initiating emotions or involuntary and voluntary motor activity. The cerebrum works with thinking and reasoning, whilst the brain stem regulates automatic body function such as heart rate, breathing, swallowing and coughing. Furthermore, the hypothalamus is very vital to both emotion and motivation, thus it is called “the brain within the brain". It controls the glands, smooth muscle, blood vessels and the heart. The autonomic nervous system corresponds to: sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) and parasympathetic nervous system which regulates baseline body functions. Ref.: Brain. A guy neglected by a girl whom he courted feels a deep, excruciating cardiac pain. The situation perceived was relayed by the sensory nerves through the spinal cord to the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus integrates and identifies the agony thus commanding the autonomic nervous system to stimulate the sympathetic nervous system. Vasoconstriction causes decrease blood supply going to the heart causing pain. It is indeed an enthusiast to apprehend and comprehend how body works with different situations in life. The above mentioned information concludes that the heart is not related to any emotional outcome, rather the

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