News Item:
Fearful looks get brain’s attention fast

When someone around you gets frightened by something, we tend to take notice.  That’s according to a study conducted at Vanderbilt University, anyhow.  Our question is, who studies these things?  And why?  Was this something we didn’t know?

According to one David Zald, associate professor of psychology at Vanderbilt, “We think what is happening with fear is that this is a critical threat signal for us.”  Furthermore, “Fear tells you something is wrong and you need to pay attention.”

Son of a gun… who woulda’ thunk it…

News Source: Reuters

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