El-e-va-tion!

No, silly, not the song, the emotion! Wondering why people sometimes faint while listening to their candidate of choice deliver an inspiring speech? The answer lies in a nerve called the vagus nerve, which is stimulated during times of elevation. A scientist from the University of California at Berkeley has been studying the emotion of uplift by using president-elect Barack Obama’s election-night speech to inspire this elusive emotion. Read more in Slate magazine. (link)

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~ by znaniye on December 23, 2008.

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