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Feeling dirty when feeling sinful and cold when lonely

As an attempt to understand the connection between abstract concepts and physical feelings, Mind Matters editor Jonah Lehrer chats with Chen-Bo Zhong. Chen-Bo Zhong has explored a wide variety of topics. From the benefits of relying on the unconscious to generate creative insights to the reasons people often use temperature metaphors (“icy stares,” “cold shoulders,” and so on).

Check out here, to know what Zhong had to say about our interesting use of temperature metaphors while describing acts of rejection.

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