This fascinates me!
We all know how different the tears we cry when we step on a Lego feel from the ones we shed at the end of a relationship.
But who knew that they actually looked so dramatically different. Like little salt snowflakes.
Clearly, this is more proof of the mind/body connection. Obviously, the body rearranges the salts, antibodies, and lysozymes according to how we feel.
We live in amazing times. Don’t you love science?
PS. Can anyone explain “tears of change” to me? Are those the same as frustration, fear, a bad haircut?
This photo series by Rose-Lynn Fisher captures tears of grief, joy, laughter and irritation under the microscope.
Tears aren’t just water. They’re primarily made up of water, salts, antibodies and lysozymes, but the composition depends on the type of tear. There are three main types – basal tears, reflex tears, and weeping tears.
As you can see, they can look incredibly different when evaporated and placed under a microscope.
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Images by Rose-Lynn Fisher, via the Smithsonian Magazine and ScienceAlert.