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A Field Guide to Feelings

How Feelings Are Made

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Science often tells us that things are not what they seem. Why should feelings be any different?

In the popular view, when a man tells me his dog died, the break in his voice indicates he’s sad. This means, according to the common conception, a circuit in his brain called sadness has been activated. This circuit was wired into him at birth, designed to be…




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Keith R Wilson

Mental Health Counselor and Writer

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