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Does the heart actually hold emotions?

  1. May 27, 2004 #1
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2004
  2. jcsd
  3. May 27, 2004 #2
    If your heart's beating faster than normal I believe it might cause pain that creates tears. In terms of happiness I'm fairly skeptical. As far as I know the your Nervous system controls emotions.

    The heart pumps blood. By opening if you mean the valves which help move blood around the body then I doubt it. I'd assume they'd just open at a faster rate and not increase in size itself.

    The heart doesn't control emotions. Movement or things contributed by the heart that are recognized by the nervous system could cause emotions I suppose. If you want to look at it that way.

    I'm not expert so don't heed to much attention to my rambling.
  4. May 27, 2004 #3
    Welcome to PF :smile:
    I'm happy for you and your daughter, though methinks you may have allowed yourself to get too excited. But, I suppose this is what mothers are sometimes good for. As far as the blood goes, the only experience I have with something like that would be following a bite from a Fer-de-lance snake.
  5. May 27, 2004 #4
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