Why do we cry?

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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?
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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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Why do we cry?
« Reply #3 on: 11/05/2010 17:40:06 »
Go to the podcast page.
or [chapter podcast=2579 track=10.05.09/Naked_Scientists_Show_10.05.09_6235.mp3] Listen to the Answer Now[/chapter] or [download as MP3]
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