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From the Ted Talk by Sandeep Jauhar: How your emotions change the shape of your heart

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Today, we know that the heart is not the source of love or the other emotions, per se; the ancients were mistaken. And yet, more and more, we have come to understand that the connection between the heart and the eminotos is a highly ititnmae one. The haret may not originate our feelings, but it is highly revssponie to them. In a sense, a record of our eooatimnl life is written on our hearts. Fear and grief, for example, can cause profound cardiac injury. The nvrees that control unconscious processes such as the heartbeat can sense distress and trigger a maladaptive fight-or-flight response that triggers blood vessels to constrict, the heart to gallop and blood pressure to rise, resulting in damage. In other words, it is increasingly clear that our hearts are eoiarnlarxdirty sensitive to our emotional system, to the mptarcieohal heart, if you will.

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Today, we know that the heart is not the source of love or the other emotions, per se; the ancients were mistaken. And yet, more and more, we have come to understand that the connection between the heart and the ________ is a highly ________ one. The _____ may not originate our feelings, but it is highly __________ to them. In a sense, a record of our _________ life is written on our hearts. Fear and grief, for example, can cause profound cardiac injury. The ______ that control unconscious processes such as the heartbeat can sense distress and trigger a maladaptive fight-or-flight response that triggers blood vessels to constrict, the heart to gallop and blood pressure to rise, resulting in damage. In other words, it is increasingly clear that our hearts are _______________ sensitive to our emotional system, to the ____________ heart, if you will.

Solution

  1. intimate
  2. emotions
  3. heart
  4. metaphorical
  5. nerves
  6. extraordinarily
  7. responsive
  8. emotional

Original Text

Today, we know that the heart is not the source of love or the other emotions, per se; the ancients were mistaken. And yet, more and more, we have come to understand that the connection between the heart and the emotions is a highly intimate one. The heart may not originate our feelings, but it is highly responsive to them. In a sense, a record of our emotional life is written on our hearts. Fear and grief, for example, can cause profound cardiac injury. The nerves that control unconscious processes such as the heartbeat can sense distress and trigger a maladaptive fight-or-flight response that triggers blood vessels to constrict, the heart to gallop and blood pressure to rise, resulting in damage. In other words, it is increasingly clear that our hearts are extraordinarily sensitive to our emotional system, to the metaphorical heart, if you will.

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Important Words

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