According to Damasio a body map refers to "parts of the body and states of the body". It is a pathway that goes throughout your body in which the body sensing region travels through. Body states are the essence that consists of the thoughts that represent the body involved in a reactive process. The fundamental difference between the two is that when the feelings are being prepared in the body state it then travels through the body map which then leads to the brain. Once it gets to the brain it will recognize what the body is actually feeling.