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Emotion: How does your mood affect your perception of things?

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Emotion: How does your mood affect your perception of things? Mood affects my perception of things all the time. If I wake up feeling alone, I can go through my day feeling no one cares about me. If I wake up feeling depressed I can go through my day believing there is no point to anything at all that I do, nothing is funny and everything is in a gray haze (metaphorically speaking) and nothing matters. If I wake up feeling happy I won't let anything bother me all day or at least until the happy feeling goes away. If I wake up angry/mad, everything is annoying and is out to get me. It is something that we have to come to the point of realizing and once we do we also see that we have the power to change our mood... ...read more.


These reactions can positively or negatively impact our moods depending on the composer's intentions and our perceptions. Filmmakers use the same idea of using music to evoke a certain feeling or reaction/perception in their audience. Although it is not clear why music has such an influence on our emotions, mood and behaviors, it seems clear that music does alter how we perceive the world around us. Temporary emotions caused by music change what we pay attention to, what we perceive, and how we interact with others. It brings into question the notion that there is one objective reality that can ultimately be accurately perceived. Mood also affects our perception of time passing. Ever noticed how the more you look forward to something, like summer, the longer it takes to arrive but the exams you feared came only too quickly? ...read more.


In the extreme of calm, in addition to the soothing properties, depression or sadness is also known as "having the blues". Overall the mood is calm and subdued." or "The color pink is associated with youth and femininity. Unlike blue that is a color worn by both sexes, the color pink is basically reserved for females, in particular young females. It is a "young" color represents blushing and flower petals. It is often seen in the form of prom and young bridesmaids' dresses and signals budding female sexuality. It is meant to set a romantic mood." (http://www.essortment.com/all/colormoodaffec_rehv.htm) Some people try to artificially change their moods and their perception of things around them by consuming alcohol and drugs. It is the thought of experiencing new moods and perception of things that would be hard to perceive if sober that attracts people to consume those "products". Although that is not advisable as it heavily damages your health. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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