Uhh yeah. It's basically a chemical reactions.<br />
Plus you can feel physical reactions such as tummy ache, heart beats faster, sweating, dry lips (when nervous)<br />
A slight tickle, a smile, laughter (when happy)<br />
It is explained scientifically.
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Yes, it is possible to understand emotions scientifically and even behaviors caused by neurobiology. I am a pre-med major, minoring in neuroscience. (Because they did not offer a major in neuroscience)<br />
There is a great behavioral biology lecture course from Stanford University that you can watch free online. Just go to youtube Robert Sapolsky is the professor. Course name Behavioral Biology. It might be more than you really want to know, but it is there if you are really interested. <br />
The limbic system is the part of the brain that rules emotion. It consists of a few different parts: Cingulate Gyrus, Dentate Gyrus, Hypothalmus, Amygdala (my favorite part of the body), epithalamus, hippocampus, entorhinal Cortex, and recently evidence now includes the pre-frontal cortex.<br />
If there is any more specific questions you have let me know, I will answer to the best of my knowledge.<br />
- Ivy Orchid
Yes it's all just chemical reactions
Yep sure is. A predictable emotional response to a given stimuli; and we know exactly the pathway this takes. Sometimes it`s necessary to amend the response with chemicals aimed directly at that part of the brain responsible (no pun) Once you know the mathematics the solutions are available.
ob<x>jectively, the brain areas and various electrochemical activity triggering or indicating various emotional states are observeable and the evolutionary contexts which sculpted the drives the emotions motivate are understood, but how hormones and nerves and chenicals create the subjective experience of fear or love or anger...thats interesting.
since you can measure them it has to be ob<x>jective.
I have never been convinced by those pseudo-scientific explanations some people seem so fond of, they generally describe the symptoms more than the causes.