When ever there is a emotional stress we also go through physical pain like heart ache we all wonder why we have physical pain for mental stress??? Recent study by Robert Emery and Jim Coan, professors of psychology at the University of Virginia, about the heart aches. They said that “heartache may be the work of the anterior cingulate cortex, a region in the brain thought to regulate emotional reactions.” Study results suggest that the anterior cingulate cortex becomes more active during stressful situations. This is significant because this region is also thought to stimulate the vagus nerve, which starts in the brain stem but eventually connects to the chest and abdomen. This stimulation could be the “pain” we feel in our chest when strong emotions strike. Researchers also confirmed that different emotions make us feel things in different parts of the body — so there’s a very good reason why fear makes your stomach drop, while spotting your crush give you goosebumps.