How do I love thee? Let me count the ways....

"Michael McGinnis Volt Technical a-micham at
Mon Mar 5 21:34:53 EST 2001

How many emotions are there?

Is there a well-established discrete number? Maybe 7?

Is it thought that emotions are like colors; A full, multi-dimensional 
spectrum defined by mixing of a fixed number of component 

It seems like there would be discrete brain structures associated with each
emotion... structures that would come into play when we emotionally
categorize situations and experiences.

Michael McGinnis
Michael at


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