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Happy Enough to Relax? How Positive and Negative Emotions Activate Different Muscular Regions in the Back - an Explorative Study

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Scheer, Clara ; Kubowitsch, Simone ; Dendorfer, Sebastian ; Jansen, Petra
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 26 Jun 2021 09:18


Embodiment theories have proposed a reciprocal relationship between emotional state and bodily reactions. Besides large body postures, recent studies have found emotions to affect rather subtle bodily expressions, such as slumped or upright sitting posture. This study investigated back muscle activity as an indication of an effect of positive and negative emotions on the sitting position. The ...


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