Breve historia de las lágrimas y el llanto

Translated title of the contribution: A brief history of tears and crying

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Tears and crying are biological phenomena framed in different social and cultural contexts throughout the years. This article is a review of the construction of different conceptions around tears and crying. We explore proposals on the subject from the oldest civilizations, going through the discussion around the origin of tears (heart vs. brain), and the findings with the introduction of anatomical dissection and physio-logical experimentation. Finally, the evolutionary and psychological positions of crying are exposed, to study its functionality in survival and its role in social relations. The aim of this article is to present, succinctly, what have been the tears and crying through the history.

Translated title of the contributionA brief history of tears and crying
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)266-274
Number of pages9
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 20 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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