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So when you think about an emotion you are intensifying the feeling of those real experiences. You have no conscious idea of which parts of the feeling you are thinking about, however. Maybe if you think about directly different parts of the real experience you can link it up to different parts of its emotion.

Thus any emotion or feeling can be broken down into the sensations and real events that caused it. And you can think about any of those things (with thoughts). You can also think about those things as individual thoughts. A thought isn’t just a short period of your attention, but it is a short period of your attention during which you are trying to think about something (at least it feels like you are trying, you could not be trying and have a thought). Your natural attention span varies, but if you think about something you can boost that attention, you are trying to boost that attention on something specific or something broad (like an emotion).

Emotions and feelings are so intense, however, that it is like you are trying to focus your attention on them. So emotions, feelings, and thoughts are all periods of focused attention. A thought is just more focused attention than a feeling or emotion (unless it is a thought about a feeling or an emotion, in which case it is going to be even more attention than the feeling or thought or emotion by itself since it is a combination).

So emotions, feelings, and thoughts are all related, they are all things that you pay more attention to. And since emotion and feelings are made up of stuff which occurs in the real world, you could label each one of those things which occurs in the real world a thought, and say that emotions are made up of thoughts, or are broad thoughts. That is, you pay attention to your thoughts, and you pay attention to your emotions, so you could say that emotions are just a bunch of individual thoughts squished into one thing.

What then is the difference between a thought and an emotion? Emotions are usually more intense and therefore last longer in your brain when you think about them, or “bring them up”. You usually can only bring them up by thinking about them, however. Other things might bring up an emotion, like other emotions or other feelings, consciously or unconsciously. The same with feelings and thoughts.

People "bring up" emotions, feelings and thoughts in various ways. One way to bring up an emotion would be using thought, such as thinking "I like my dog" would bring up the emotion of the dog. You could also think directly about the emotion of the dog without using the verbal discourse, however. This could also be described as just "feeling", "feeling out" or "being emotional about" your dog. A feeling could also bring up a thought (and all the other combinations of "bringing up" between thoughts, feelings and emotions). They might also be concurrent, that is, when you have one emotion there is an associated feeling with it (and the other combinations of that with feelings, thoughts and emotions). Don't forget that one of those combinations is that thoughts can also bring up or be concurrent with other thoughts (as with feelings and emotions).

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what is the meaning of extended family
Shellyann Reply
extended family is two are more nuclear family living together under one roof
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what is genetic engineering
Ebot Reply
good day please what is a cell?
Colota Reply
cell is the basic unit of all living things/organism
Hassan
differenciate b/w cilia and flagellum
Abshira
Cilia: 1. They are smaller in number. 2. Cilia usually occur throughout or major part of the surface of a cell. 3. They beat oar like and in a co-ordinated rhythm 4. Cilia help in locomotion, feeding, circulation, etc.. 5. Example: Paramecium
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Flagella: 1. They are larger in size. ADVERTISEMENTS: 2. Flagella are commonly found at one end of the cell. 3. The flagella beat whip-like and independently. 4. Flagella help in locomotion. 5. Example: Euglena
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smallest structural and functional unit of an organism!
zidane
cell is the basic unit of all living things
Lukman
what is homeostasis
alex Reply
the ability of an organism to maintain stable internal environment, even when the external environment changes
Bee
what's the function of the hypothalamus
Agyekum
what is homeostasis
Edward Reply
constant maintenance of internal body temperature
Agyekum
What is the function of the Pituitary Gland?
WeNdlovu
how can homeostasis be maintained?
alex
pituitary gland also known as the master gland secretes hormones which triggers other gland to secretes their hormones
Agyekum
what's the full meaning of DNA and RNA
Deborah Reply
DNA is Deoxyribonucleic acid and RNA means Ribonucleic acid
Christian
sha is mitochondria?
Sparrow Reply
what is biology
Femi Reply
biology is the study which deals with the study of the biological components or animal and plants.
Juhi
biology is the study of life.
Roger
biology is the branch of science which deals with study of two parts 1.botany&2zoology these is known as biology....
Chetan
biology is the study of human beings ...
Chetan
Biology is a branch of science that deals with the study of nature
Agyekum
biology is the science of living organism
Abshira
biology is the branch of science that deals with study of living organisms
Lukman
what is neculer cell?
is it nuclear cell?
iti
asthma occur in which part of the body organ?
Festus Reply
Lungs
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lungs
marian
heart
Cynthia
can you explain to me why you say heart is the answer
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what is hemoglobin
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a protein that carries oxygen, it is found within red blood cells
EmmyOrangePeel
Apart from endocrinology, what other alternative should be done to a D/m client
Deborah Reply
good day please what is excretion
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excretion is the process by which metabolic wastes and other none-useful materials are eliminated from an organism.
Petrene
its the process of eliminating or removal of metabolic waste and non useful materials from an organ.
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Its the removal of metabolic waste product from the body
Boo
it is the removal from the body of living organisms, toxic waste products of metabolism which if allowed to accurate can cost harm to the body..
Renzo
how are protons formed?
Brian Reply
What is isotopes?
Brian
isotopes is a phenomenon in which atoms of the same element has the same atomic number but different mass number due to a difference in their neutron number or relative abundance in the earth crust
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give me more mcqs there r just two mcqs
Salma Reply
Define the term Disease in one paragraph.
Sutanya Reply
Disease is any disorders that counteract with the normal performance of the immune system.
Agyekum
what is cell?
Colota
Cell is the basic unit of life It is the building block of an organism
Agyekum
do agree with me that if someone needs to truely be a biologist he should be mathematician physicist & chemist in oreder to acheive the level #biologist
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what is a protoplasm?
Colota
colourless living part of the cell
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what is protoplasm made up of?
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