Arcade Games Reveal Origin of Emotions in Brain


After analyzing the feelings, expressions and physiological responses of video gamers as they played Pac-Man and other arcade favorites, scientists have confirmed that emotions are the human brain’s synchronized response to events.

According to the Free Press Journal, the results – published in the journal PLOS Biology – showed that different emotional components recruit several neural networks in parallel distributed throughout the brain, and that “their transient synchronization generates an emotional state.”

Scientists have still been unable to connect given emotions like fear or pleasure to specific areas of the brain.


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