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When We Cry We May Be Doing More Than Expressing Emotion

Science & Tech  (tags: tears, cry, women, men, emotions, expressing, chemical, signals, influence, research )

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When we cry we may be doing more than expressing emotion. Our tears, according to striking new research, may be sending chemical signals that influence the behavior of other people


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Marti Williams (170)
Thursday January 6, 2011, 1:18 pm
Fascinating...we are still unlocking secrets about our bodies and the way we communicate...

Freya H (345)
Thursday January 6, 2011, 6:06 pm
There has to be some evolutionary advantage to "turning on the water works."

patricia lasek (317)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 7:10 am
What purpose does this study serve? What a waste of research money!

Dotti L (85)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 8:54 am
Patricia, you are so right. I am a very sensitive person. I cry with some of the stories and videos on Care2 Watching T.V., I cry when there is a death, birth, wedding. Had to laugh at myself one time. On a Soap Opera, one of my favorite characters died. I cried. Then in the paper, read that she really did die and I sobbed.

Marilyn K (50)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 12:58 pm
People cry to relieve tension or identify with a situation, are happy, sad, fearful, angry, rejected, disappointed, tired, have lost something important or valuable and probably other reasons too.

Jane H (139)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 1:33 pm
I read long ago about a study done at the University of Minnesota that found that tears involve a chemical reaction that relieves emotional stress. Why must men always relate thing to sex (theirs)?

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 2:13 pm
This makes perfect sense.

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 3:33 pm
How interesting!

Gloria H (88)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 3:38 pm
So, if you ever are in a dangerous situation with a crazed man, cry your eyes out and he will let you go?

gloria c (7)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 8:45 pm
i just do it cause it feels good.

Edith B (146)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 9:02 pm
Surely there are important subjects to be researched. How about a cure for Alzheimers, or Parkinson's disease. This is a ridiculous waste of money for this study.

Roger G (148)
Sunday January 9, 2011, 12:40 pm
interesting report

Victoria S (19)
Monday January 10, 2011, 3:44 am
Crying is a reflex isn't it? Releasing emotions isn't really conciously communcating is it?

Justin R (0)
Monday January 10, 2011, 10:30 am
Crying can also be used to manipulate.

Agree with Edit B.

jane richmond (10)
Friday March 11, 2011, 7:12 pm
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