April 23, 2010

Bodily motions influence memory and emotions. "WHEN talking about our feelings, we often use expressions that link emotions with movements or positions in space... According to a new study published in this month's issue of the journal Cognition, expressions such as these are not merely metaphorical. The research provides evidence of a causal link between motion and emotion, by showing that bodily movements influence the recollection of emotional memories, as well as the speed with which they are recalled."