MEDIA

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Videos

Lauri Nummenmaa – Introduction

Introductory video of the PI by Academy of Finland (in Finnish, subtitles in English).

Mapping emotions in the body

Coverage of our work on the bodily maps of emotions by American Museum of Natural history. High-resolution version of the original body map may be downloaded here, a Finnish version is available for download here.

Animated bodily maps of emotions

Main figure from Nummenmaa et al 2014 PNAS; shows bodily regions where different emotions are felt in adults.

Animated Human Erogenous Zones

This video (Nummenmaa et al 2016 Arch Sex Behav) reveals topography of human erogenous zones whose touching feels arousing while masturbating or having sex with a partner. The video starts by showing all the erogenous zones, and proceeds towards showing only the most erogenous areas.  Yellow regions have the highest and red regions the lowest capacity for triggering arousal. Regions without overlaid colouring lack erogenous capacity completely.

Emotions synchronize brains across individuals

Video highlighting main results for Nummenmaa et al (2012 PNAS); shows how brain activity becomes synchronized across inividuals exposed to unpleasant emotional content. Movie (The Godfather by Francis Ford Coppola) © Paramount pictures.

Images

Bodily maps of emotions 

Topographical organization of human emotions in the body from Nummenmaa et al (2014 PNAS). The data are based on self-reports of 400 adults.

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Bodily maps of emotions across child development

Main figure from Hietanen et al (2015 Developmental Science); shows bodily regions where different emotions are felt in children and adolescents.

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Human Erogenous Zones

Main figure from Nummenmaa et al 2016 (Arch Sex Behav) shows the topography of human erogenous zones while having sex with a partner and when masturbating. Yellow regions have the highest and red regions the lowest capacity for triggering arousal. Regions without overlaid colouring lack erogenous capacity completely. The data are based on reports from 700 adults.

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Social touch zones

Main figure from Suvilehto et al 2015 PNAS; shows bodily regions where different memembers of one’s social networks may touch them.

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Obesity and brain

Main results from Karlsson et al (2015 Mol Psych) showing how obesity lowers endogenous opioid system tone, which, however, recovers following weight loss.

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