Chapter 5 bodily changes and emotion y until 1884 with william james, most argued that experience of emotion follows perception of emotionally exciting event and emotional experience generates emotion related bodily changes emotion originates in mind. James said origins of emotional experience is in body. James contended that emotionally exciting fact provokes bodily responses, which lead to experience of emotion. Thesis is that bodily changes follow directly perception of exciting fact, and that feeling of same changes as they occur is emotion y y. If took away physiological sensations like heart palpitations, tensions, warmth, churning, argued that be left with purely intellectual state, emotion absent. Autonomic nervous system y neural signals from cortex communicate with limbic system and hypothalamus y. Brain regions send signals through clusters of neurons of autonomic nervous system to target organs, glands muscles and blood vessels.