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Offline joedeluco

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Why do we cry?
« on: 08/05/2010 22:30:03 »
Joe DeLuco asked the Naked Scientists:
   
My question is about crying, specifically tears...why do we shed tears be if for pain, joy or even a mushy movie? 

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 08/05/2010 22:30:03 by _system »


 

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Why do we cry?
« Reply #1 on: 08/05/2010 22:33:29 »
I'm not really sure why that happens. I don't really cry very often any more but I did when I was younger. I have been seriously choked up before because of a movie but I'm not sure what causes that reaction. I think its built into our psychology. Actually, it might be healthy to clear out the tear ducts every once in a while.
 

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Why do we cry?
« Reply #2 on: 09/05/2010 02:28:50 »
Studies show that the chemical make-up of tears is different depending on the emotional response. I suspect that why we shed tears differs for this reason.

 

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