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Part 1 : The podcast has shed light and understanding on the concept of emotions. Indeed, emotions are complex feelings that differ from one person to the other. The most striking thing about this podcast is the complex nature on how the brain functions and how we react to various incidences through emotions (NPR, 2017). The reaction is based on the guessing of the brain that can result from past experiences, thoughts about certain scenarios and the complexity of brain function. The podcast shows that we tend to develop new emotions which have not ben studied making the concept an ever-expanding area of research. There is controversy on the ideas on emotions and particularly the manner in which trauma impacts the brain. I tend to agree with these controversies owing to the complex nature of understanding emotions and the differences that exist on how people react to similar incidences. It is true that trauma leaves a lasting impact on the brain which could affect emotions of the future (NPR, 2017). The explanation affirms the idea that the brain acts through actions of guessing which rely on past experiences. I think that this controversy should be studied further to have a clear understanding of brain and emotions. The podcast offers challenge of reading and exploring more on the concept of emotion. I am particularly focused on conducting further research, listening to similar podcast on this issue and also reading the book that discusses how emotions are created. The research on this topic will demystifymisconceptions and also provide an independent analysis and understanding on this topic. Indeed, emotions are not simple as we might think and an understanding on the issue can help us explain of our emotions. Part 2: One thing that struck me most in this podcast is the position of the law regarding emotions. It startles me that the court accepted charges against Mrand MrsJones even though they are the ones who lost a child. Traditionally, the legal system has been an uninviting ground for the study of emotion, viewing it as an enemy of reason. The courts considered a complaint of emotional distress if only it were backed by evidence of physical harm. It is therefore interesting to see that Tommy despite surviving the accident completely unhurt won the case on the grounds of emotional distress against the Jones who lost their daughter in the accident (Emotions pt. 1, 2017) A controversial idea about emotions in this podcast is that emotions are not reactions to the world, but rather they construct the world. Lisa, a renowned psychologist, maintains that emotions do not just happen and overwhelm us, but they come from within us based on preexisting concepts in our brains. She claims that the body is made up of interceptions through which the brain develops numerous theories based on past experiences and is, therefore, able to predict what is going on. This argument is quite disputable since emotional triggers are bound to happen any time, some of which we have never experienced before. We may not have control over some of these emotions since they occur in the extreme. Therefore, Lisa’s argument that we have complete control over our emotions is contentious since we are not ourselves in the face of some extreme situations. For instance, According to Emotions part 1 (2017), MrsJones, on losing her daughter, would make breakfast only to stare at it. She was overwhelmed by the loss of her daughter, which she describes as unfathomable pain that she physically felt. In such a situation, it is difficult to say that these emotions are built out of concepts in her brain and that she has control over them. I believe that emotions remain to be reactions to the world for which we may not always have control over. Part 3 The podcast provided an important discussion on the topic of emotion and complexity that surrounds emotion. Emotions are normal feelings that we encounter on a daily basis, but we pay little attention to understand how emotions are created and the factors that lead to emotion. In this podcast, I was struck by the fact that people develop varied emotions from an incident. The complexity of how emotions are created and the role in which the brain plays in emotional creation is fascinating (NPR, 2017). The podcast revealed that a person could react differently to an incident due to the emotions developed at that particular time. As such, the brain plays an important role in the expression of emotion such that it helps with guessing how to respond based on past experiences. The podcast indicates that emotions keep changing the need to do more research to understand how emotions are created. There is a controversy that surrounds the idea of emotion, particularly on the impact trauma creates on the brain. Trauma is an experience that affects our emotions, which preconditions the brain to act in a certain manner whenever one interacts or is faced with a situation that created the trauma (NPR, 2017). The controversy has some sense, particularly on the explanation provided on the reason why people react differently to a given incidence that affects our emotions. The brain acts in different ways to help response and generation of emotions, an issue that should be explored further. The knowledge from the podcast offers a challenge for one to explore the emotion further. There is a need to have a better understanding of how emotion is generated, the roles played by the brain in emotional development and even study our behaviors to understand our own emotions better. I think that it is significant to understand that people are different and prepare our self to handle the effects of disaster events through teaching the emotional concepts.
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I like the ideas in your post. For sure, human beings are emotional beings and often we
use the latter to express ourselves. In my view, emotions are responses to different things which
are happening around us and in our lives. That being the case, there are many emotions that
occur depending on the situation at hand. As well, I think that thi...

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