Body states and body maps Explain what Damasio means by a body state and by a body map. What is the fundamental difference between the two. Describe the basic role that each plays in the production of feelings
Body State is the physical aspect of how your body feels. An example of this is when an individual is feeling cold. The body reacts in numerous ways; shivering, blood flow reduces, energy expenditure decreases. Body Map is the emotional state of which your body is in due to a triggering event. Stimulus triggers emotions that lead to feelings. The main difference between the two are that feelings go through the body map and not the body state.