Sanitised for your protection
- Feb 24, 2005
How would emotions leave a trace? There is no mechanism to send them, or material to record them, let alone play them back to certain people under particular conditions.
However, let's entertain the notion that emotions are not internally created but are internal manifestations of external signals. We haven't yet been able to record or measure their transferral but I would argue that most of us have had our emotions and state of mind affected by unmeasurable external stimuli (oppressive feelings in a certain place, unexplained sudden panic or horror, a feeling of being watched, a sudden spring in your step etc). What if certain emotions are the effect but we haven't pinpointed the cause?