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Between Love and Madness...

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Folk wisdom talks about the short distance between love and hate.

Now that the brain is being MRId and digitized and we appear to be on the verge of cracking the brain code, let's see if these emotions are truly on the expected locations on the curve.

theircompetitor, Jan 17 2013

They're feeling their feeling there. http://www.medicaln...releases/150193.php
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jan 17 2013]

Measuring the presence of Religious Activity in Nun's brains. http://www.guardian...search.neuroscience
[zen_tom, Jan 20 2013]

hmm, I'm seeing a slight networking problem. http://discovermaga...e-mind#.UQCR3YfBF8E
[theircompetitor, Jan 23 2013]

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       Illustration, please! [+]
csea, Jan 17 2013
  

       And this is a halfbaked idea... somehow?
UnaBubba, Jan 17 2013
  

       ah yes, Research Should Be Done.
FlyingToaster, Jan 19 2013
  

       One discursive regime change mid20th century was the idea that happiness was not only or even having a smile on your face.
rcarty, Jan 20 2013
  

       //Between Love and Madness...// Low, lox, lozenge, mabbuck, maelstrom.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 20 2013
  

       Also there should be the consideration that some concepts are codependent functions.   

       Like Douglas Adams' universe, the mind is changed by any idea about it.
rcarty, Jan 20 2013
  

       Interesting point, but I'm with the "where's the idea?" crowd on this one.
normzone, Jan 20 2013
  

       I agree, I don't think there is a particular idea here, nor do I agree with the spirit of the idea.   

       The Freudian understanding of happiness is far more accurate, but it is offensive to certain to societies where there is a rigidness of custom and a dominant form of happiness, for example when one recieves a gift, or is socially included. Also happiness in the Freudian understanding can also be achieved through dissent. If love is conceptualized as a form of happiness in the Freudian sense, then it could be finding exactly who you are looking for especially if you have been particular. Love as a form of madness can be something like unrequited love, where any experience of the love requires 'introversion', and detachment.
rcarty, Jan 20 2013
  

       Seems fair to me - a quick rewording might be:   

       "Validate empirically what various emotions actually are using the most recently available technology."   

       However, I'm pretty sure this had already been done - and datasets gathered on a multitude of qualia - including:
love
hate
madness
religious experience
green
brown
blue etc
  

       The fact remains, having gathered and reported on the empirical MRI data collected - everything remains precisely as it was before. So I'm not sure it helps any.
zen_tom, Jan 20 2013
  

       //everything remains precisely as it was before//   

       Well it does until they use the research to produce a motivation hat for future ninja monkeys. It's either martial arts or shakespeare.
bigsleep, Jan 20 2013
  
      
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