Crux of Approaching A Theory of Emotion by Candace Pert:

  • Emotions are chemical: Neuropeptides that are secreted both in the brain and throughout the body, and receptors for them that are present both in the brain and throughout the body.
  • Memory of emotional events is stored throughout the body by these receptors and neuropeptides.
  • Emotions move from the periphery of the body, up the spine, and into the brain, where they can be processesed, expressed, or suppressed.
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