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If one tries to understand the complexities of say, emotions, will one either a) lose interest in it in general, or b) fail to recognize it?

The process of knowing is intriguing on its own. However, does seeking knowledge in one field, especially if it is abstract, cause one to forget or lose oneself? Even if one doesn't lose oneself and keeps himself/herself on track/focused, how can an answer be derived, or is this field - of emotions - something that human beings shouldn't attempt to quantify or provide for, a scientific explanation save that of biological reactions that occur in one's brain?
Is there a non- philosophical answer to this question, or at least, minimal philosophy so that I don't have to delve into the shallow recesses of my mind to find it?

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    Feb 19 2011: There are chances that situation a) and b) might arise to some extent but considering the subject never gives up when faces these two situations, it is possible to break emotions and biological chaos producing those to smallest understandable unit. It is interesting to note though, that by that time, while pealing off layers of behavior and its causes, one will admit that question itself has changed, or at least the quest. What one may have thought as good question becomes the trigger, or a starter, not to lose focus is not same as adhering to one single question and resolve.