If two people enjoy similar activities, then it is because they have similar patterns of brain activity, explained neuroscientist Adam Anderson, an associate professor of human development at Cornell and the lead author of the recently published study on the subject. He noted that his findings refute scientists’ long-held belief that the brain represents emotions simply by activating specialized regions for either positive or negative responses.
Instead of this region-based approach, Anderson stated that the brain creates a unique code for the entire spectrum of emotions that can be read like a gauge. If the arrow on the hypothetical gauge leans one way, it indicates pleasant feelings. If it leans the other way, then the individual is going through a negative experience. Continue reading.
Originally posted on Liberty Voice.