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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.
The Cinematic Brain
Video showing how the brain parses the social world during cinema viewing. You may view the original scientific paper based one the results here.
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.
Maps of Subjective Feelings
Video version of the results from “Maps of Subjective Feelings“. High quality version downloadable here. The video is CC-licensed and is also available in Finnish, Japanese, Spanish, and Italian. Lay summary of the study (in English and in Finnish) can be accessed from the links below:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.