Why do we cry and shed tears

Weeping from birth is something we all know. We even scream out sometimes when we watch a sad film or laugh. However, when we feel a wonderful emotion how does it look biologically to make water flow from our eyes? First, various kinds of tears exist.

One of the factors that we weep when we get angry is that we are willing to tell those around us our real emotion. This places us in a passive state, literally blurred our eyes and virtually unable to act aggressively. Another theory says weeping is a literal way of alleviating stress. It must be evacuated in one manner or another in order for us to have a strong emotion of any kind.

Why tears Weeping birth scream watch sad film laugh However feel wonderful emotion biologically water flow eyes First kinds tears exist One factors weep angry real emotion This places passive literally blurred eyes virtually unable aggressively Another theory weeping literal alleviating stress evacuated manner order strong emotion kind From birth weeping familiar Sometimes watch sad movie burst laughing But biological making water flow eyes feel great emotion First types tears Lubrication base eyes constant layer moisture prevents eyes drying Then lubrication reflex tears protect eyes irritants smoke dust wind These tears flow cut onions brain releases hormones trigger glands designed protect eyes One reasons upset communicate true emotions This puts passivity literally blurring eyes incapacitating aggressive behavior Another theory crying literal soothe stress When intense emotion kind evacuated Different types tearsThere types tearsLubrication tears moisturize cornea lubricate eye remove dust Reflex tears irritation eye irritating substances particles onion sand chemical This emergency response They caused strong glare yawning strong cough Emotional tears increase tear secretions case strong emotional stress This limited negative emotions joy They accompanied signs trouble reddening convulsive breathing spasms tremors origin emotional tears type tear proteins hormones including prolactin stress corticotropes natural analgesics These analgesics soothing sensation Another interesting aspect pattern reflex tear composition composition emotional tears Reflex tears higher levels protein emotional tears high levels stress corticotropic hormone ACTH enkephalins endorphin natural painkiller literally release alleviate stress Tears physical manifestation internal emotional reaction This body releases emotions Everyone crying feels explains Crying release stress emotional baggage Experiments carried relation images tears processed Photoshop people tears spite visualized image managed acknowledge sadness People inherently feels bad ashamed embarrassed natural beautiful time weave deeper ties When people notice vulnerable feel comfortable open You create strong connection showing sensitive turn lot scientists agree people Charles Darwin declared emotional tears purposeless years emotional crying remains human body confounding mysteries Though species tears reflexively result pain irritation humans creatures tears triggered feelings But Researchers generally focused attention emotions physiological processes products Scientists interested butterflies stomach love writes Vingerhoets professor Tilburg University Netherlands foremost expert crying book Why Only Humans Weep But crying symptom sadness Vingerhoets showing triggered range feelings empathy surprise anger grief butterflies flap invisibly love tears signal That insight central newest thinking science crying For centuries people thought tears originated heart prevailing theory 1600s held emotions love heated heart generated water vapour order cool The heart vapour rise head condense eyes escape tears Finally 1662 Danish scientist named Niels Stensen discovered lacrimal gland proper origin point tears That scientists began unpack evolutionary benefit conferred fluid springs eye Stensen theory tears simply eye moist book Vingerhoets lists competing theories Some flat ridiculous 1960s view humans evolved aquatic apes tears helped live salt water Other theories persist lack proof idea popularised biochemist William Frey 1985 crying removes toxic substances body build times stress Evidence mounting support plausible theories One theory tears trigger social bonding human connection early age order bring connection Humans physically unequipped deal Even capable grown grow occasional bout helplessness Crying signals people problem temporarily ability cope Jonathan Rottenberg emotion researcher professor psychology University South Florida New showing tears elicit response people mere distress study published February 2016 researchers tears activate compassion When test subjects photograph visibly crying compared photo tears digitally removed reach reported feeling connected person Scientists evidence emotional tears chemically people chopping onions addition enzymes lipids metabolites electrolytes tears emotional tears protein One hypothesis higher protein content emotional tears viscous stick skin face slowly making Tears vulnerable vulnerability critical human connection The neuronal areas brain activated emotionally aroused emotionally aroused oneself Michael Trimble behavioural neurologist University College London There point time evolutionarily tear automatically set empathy compassion heartwarming theory focuses crying ability manipulate Researchers babies tears tool adults aware learn early crying neutralise anger powerfully Rottenberg reason thinks tears integral fights lovers feels guilty person forgiveness small study journal Science cited hyped media suggested tears women contained substance inhibited sexual arousal men When men sniffed real tears felt aroused photos women faces men sniffed measurably reduced testosterone levels saliva sniffed control saline The bigger story believes Noam Sobel study authors professor neurobiology Weizmann Institute Science Israel tears reducing aggression study didn Men tears Sobel group wading molecules tears responsible But question researchers turning Michael Trimble leading experts crying people question arises tears human bonding people socially connected That preliminary finding clinical psychologist Cord Benecke professor University Kassel Germany conducted intimate therapy style interviews individuals looked people didn The crying people tendency withdraw relationship experiences connected Tearless people experienced negative aggressive feelings rage anger disgust people cried More needed determine people rest Trimble conducting scientific study people tendency crying appears interpersonal benefits unhealthy Virtually evidence exists crying positive effects health Yet myth persists emotional physical detox kind workout body Rottenberg One analysis looked articles crying media years worth cent good mind body holding tears result kind fable Rottenberg Also overblown idea crying relief When researchers people sad movie laboratory measure mood worse moods But evidence notion called good leads catharsis One factors positive effects crying release time sink When Vingerhoets colleagues people tearjerker measured mood minutes movie people cried reported mood film Once benefits crying set explains effective recover strong bout emotion Modern crying infancy mysteries tears evidence scientists believed drive Vingerhoets small cadre tear researchers Tears extreme relevance human nature Vingerhoets people Darwin laugh totally wrong Why tears ZodiacPage

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