MadSci Network: Neuroscience

Subject: Why is crying the natural reaction to sadness?

Date: Fri Nov 16 12:56:25 2001
Posted by Shannon
Grade level: 10-12 School: Howell High School
City: Farmingdale State/Province: NJ Country: USA
Area of science: Neuroscience
ID: 1005933385.Ns

In our AP Psychology class someone asked why people cried when sad or laughing 
very hard. My teacher was not able to answer and sent me to the computer to 
find out. Please let us know if you can what exactly the process is in the body 
that causes tears to be mass-produced when you are feeling extreme emotion. 
Thanks, Shannon

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