This is one of those we-know-this-but-now-it’s-been-proved kinds of stories that I love. It is particularly relevant because Jeff and I have just returned from our annual Psychology of Vision training in Hawaii. 50 trainers from all over the world met for an intense 10 days during which we experienced a whole rainbow of emotions
“New research published in December 2013 came up with interesting results. In a study conducted by scientists from Finland, participants recorded their perception of how their body felt when exposed to varying emotional states on an outline of the human body with a colour code.
They were asked to bold the bodily regions where they felt activity using different colours – red and yellow for intensity and shades of blue for dullness.
The researchers compared the emotional reactions of Europeans with those of people from Asia and found no significant differences in the response of people from dramatically different cultures to emotion evoking situations. The result leads the researchers to conclude that emotion is felt in the same body regions in all humans. “ Source: International Business Times
Here is the trainer family with Chuck and Lency Spezzano, co-founders of POV. It is a great privilege and joy to find such friendship in such a disparate group from Europe, Canada and the Far East. And to be reminded that we are not in the least bit different after all.