Emotional states are associated with physical feelings, regardless of a person's culture.
Research visually shows that heartbroken people really do feel an ache in their chest, while others can actually be weak with sadness or feel happiness in their entire bodies.
People can literally feel happy from head to toe, while anger can make someone feel hot-headed and depression can leave people feeling numb.
Being in love makes a person feel a warm glow everywhere apart from their knees, perhaps hinting that there may be something in the popular saying that the object of a person's affection makes them ‘weak at the knees'.
Depression also leaves us feeling weak, while disgust is felt in the throat and digestive system.
Basic emotions including anger and fear cause an increase in sensation in the upper chest area, which could be because we are subconsciously preparing for a fight...