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From: CNN

This is what emotions look like in your brain


When you think you’re letting your mind wander for a few minutes, your brain is actually lighting up with a range of emotions, according to a new study.

Researchers at Duke University’s Center for Cognitive Neuroscience asked study participants to rest and think about nothing in particular while inside a scanner, like patients would for an MRI. They observed the peaks and dips of spontaneous emotions passing through the brain like clouds.
“When people are letting their minds wander is when certain affective states can creep in, and it’s a time when we can ruminate on prior stressors or we can get anxious about future events,” said Kevin LaBar, study co-author and head of the university’s neuroscience program.
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