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Who decided and why that the heart is the organ you feel love from?

Who decided and why that the heart is the organ you feel love from? Why do we talk about a broken heart when it is a psychological and hence brain related problem?
James Hart from Essex (Age 15-24)

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  1. A strong emotional response, particularly one of love, to an event is often accompanied by a sensation in the chest that isn’t unlike a pain sensation. Without knowing that the brain is responsible for all psychological processes in the body (which is a relatively recent discovery compared to human existence) it seems to me to be perfectly reasonable to associate the sensation, and also the emotion that comes with it, with an organ in the chest, such as the heart.

    As far as someone deciding that the heart is involved, it probably didn’t occur like that. I think what is more likely is the idea developing over a very long period in time as people discussed their experiences. The idea has stayed in the human psyche far after doctors have proved it to be false, which seems to suggest it is far deeper engrained than I believe it would be if it was just an idea that somebody had thought up.

    There is probably a name associated with the earliest documented usage of the idea, and phrases such as “broken heart” associated with it, but it is very unlikely they are the people who first used it.

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