The conspicuous nature of blushing
may provide a clue to its function: it's a communication to those around us.
One critical assumption in the model is that a heightened state of SFA plays a crucial role in the development and maintenance of the fear of blushing
. However, to date research on the effect of SFA on the fear of bodily reactions has yielded conflicting results.
The daughter of Blushing
Groom's catalogue page informed prospective purchasers that, although she had failed to win, her dam had won the Galtres Stakes and her half-brother had scored in the Irish St Leger; that one of her earlier progeny, Blythe Knight, had landed the Lincoln that season; and that she was in foal to Alhaarth, whose best offspring, the 2,000 Guineas winner Haafhd, was out of a Blushing
A FREQUENT blushing
can be passed down through family or it might be a social phobia.
is caused by the widening of blood vessels close to the surface of the skin.
She moves freely from Rosa Dartle in Charles Dickens' David Copperfield to Sufiya Zinobia Hyder in Salman Rushdie's Shame to a 1995 United Airlines ad, featuring the nose and blushing
"cheeks" of an airplane, to her childhood coloring book, Cherry Ames, Student Nurse, in which she reddened Cherry's complexion.
For example, Waynbaum said that blushing
occurs after an intense emotion sends a sudden surge of blood to the brain.
Q I have been suffering with blushing
since my late teens.
A leading scientist admitted that lack of underA[degrees]standing surrounding the reasons for blushing
was the biggest gap in Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, reports the Daily Express.
Q I AM 13 and I can't stop blushing
. I blush when I have to answer a question in class.
Science projects, mean teachers, friend fights and crazy crushes are enough to give a girl a textbook case of Severe Scholastic Stress Disorder, otherwise known as "freak-out." Symptoms can include extreme blushing
, chronic chuckling, terminal trembling, uncontrollable crying or spontaneous spewing of stupid statements.
The best ones are Origins' Pinch Your Cheeks, pounds 11, Bliss' Ink Pink Blushing
Balm, pounds 18 (0808 1004151, www.blisslondon.co.uk), Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge, pounds 16, and Jo Malone's Finishing Blush, pounds 21.