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Feelings are affective states of consciousness, triggered in biological beings by information from the physical world. In the case of humans and other complex animals, physical stimuli may be stored as memory. In this case, thoughts may be responsible for feelings, widening the gap between physical stimuli and feeling.


In some cases, intuition, logic, or instinct allow animals to experience a feeling without engaging in a direct causal event. Fear, for example, is an anticipation of harm. In healthy subjects, it is triggered by stimulii which indicate the presence of risk or direct danger. In this case, direct physical stimulii may not be necessary. In this case, thoughts and/or unconscious brain patterns promote conditioned responses, where a feeling of fear could result from situations where there is no direct physical threat.


Perception of the physical world does not necessarily result in a universal reaction among receivers (see emotions), but varies depending on one’s tendency to handle the situation, how the situation relates to the receiver's past experiences, and any number of other factors (see further http://www.feelingdictionary.com). The word, Perception, comes from the latin word, capere, meaning to take, the prefix per- means completely. In psychology and the cognitive sciences, perception is the process of acquiring, interpreting, selecting, and organizing sensory information. ... In psychology and common terminology, emotion is the language of a persons internal state of being, normally based in or tied to their internal (physical) and external (social) sensory feeling. ...


Thoughts and feelings often coexist. Generally, a human cannot have a thought without a feeling and vice versa. This may be arguable philosophically; however, it may seem contradictory.


Harvard professor Abraham Maslow suggests that human beings are all born with an innate sense of positive and negative being-values. We are attracted to positive being-values such as justice, honesty, truth, beauty, humor, liveliness, power (but not abusive power), order (but not nit-picking), intelligence. Likewise, we are repulsed by injustice, deadness, uglyness, weakness, falseness, deceit, chaos, etc. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Maslow asserts that positive being-values are only definable in terms of all other positive being-values—in other words, we cannot maximize any virtue and let it contain some negative being-values without repulsion. For example, beauty that is associated with deceit becomes repulsive. Justice associated with cruelty is repulsive. Abraham Maslow (April 1, 1908 – June 8, 1970) was a psychologist. ...


This innate capacity to feel attraction or repulsion forms part of the foundation for consciousness—that is, feelings, perceived, help shape the individual's moral judgements. Natural inclinations towards "good" and "bad" are by no means universal and can vary between individuals.


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happiness, sadness, anger, envy, jealousy, anxiety, empathy, fear, relief, grief, hope, despair, love, passion, hate, remorse, regret, guilt, shame, embarrassment, pride, etc...

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Feeling can refer to: Image File history File links Splitsection. ...

See also: touch, qualia

Senses are the physiological methods of perception. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Thermoception or thermoreception is the sense by which an organism perceives temperature. ... Pain is both a sensory and emotional experience, generally associated tissue damage, or inflammation. ... Equilibrioception or sense of balance is one of the physiological senses. ... Proprioception (from Latin proprius, meaning ones own and perception) is the sense of the relative position of neighbouring parts of the body. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Redness is the canonical quale. ... Emotion, in its most general definition, is an intense neural impulse-produced mental state that arises subjectively rather than through conscious effort and evokes either a positive or negative psychological response to move an organism to action. ... Gut feelings are feelings or ideas formed without any logical rational; gut feelings are often associated with ideas of religion or philosophy where there is no visible proof. ... Intuition is an unconscious form of knowledge. ... The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality indicator designed to assist a person in identifying some significant personality preferences. ...

Translations

  • Hebrew: רגשּׁ (root letters: to feel)
  • Hebrew: נגע (root letters: to touch)

The List is different from tradition to tradition. Tibetan Buddhism has a different list. It also needs to be understood that language also plays an important part in culturally defining feeling and different cultures have different way of perceiving and identifying feelings. some feelings in the list may not exist at all in a particular cultural-linguistic context.


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Feeling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (463 words)
Thus, every thought is attached to a feeling, positive or negative to some degree.
Harvard professor Abraham Maslow suggests that human beings are all born with an innate sense of positive and negative being-values.
This innate capacity to feel attraction or repulsion forms part of the foundation for moral consciousness—that is, feelings, properly understood, help shape our sense of good vs. bad and right vs. wrong.
Emotion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2193 words)
Emotion is differentiated from feeling, in that, as noted, emotion is a psycho-physiological state that moves an organism to action.
Feeling can be seen as emotion that is filtered through the cognitive brain centers, specifically the frontal lobe, producing a physiological change in addition to the psycho-physiological change.
Emotions are mammalian elaborations of vertebrate arousal patterns, in which neurochemicals (e.g., dopamine, noradrenaline, and serotonin) step-up or step-down the brain's activity level, as visible in body movements, gestures, and postures.
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