Psychology

Is there a strong connection between our mood and our senses? Has there been science esearch to support or disprove this notion?

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  1. I romance situations, most definitely yes, I have done research on that.
    I suspect in wartime battle situations, the answer is yes also.

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  2. This site says that there is.

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    http://tihane.wordpress.com/2007/11/01/embodied-theory-of-concepts/

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  3. Our mood does not modify the senses, but it does influence our perception, which involves sensation plus our interpretation of what we sense. More specifically, mood will influence what aspects of your environment will attract your attention.

    For example, say you are walking along a busy street. If you are hungry, you will perceive the restaurants or food stores. If you are late, you would probably notice any time indicators that are available. If you are in a "romantic" mood, you might notice other persons who you see as attractive.

    I searched Google under the key words "perception mood" to get these possible sources:

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    http://www.psychosomaticmedicine.org/cgi/reprint/56/5/410.pdf
    http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=16850815
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    I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

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