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Frozen with fear? Science tells why; The Associated Press
« on: December 25, 2008, 09:27:20 AM »
Here's a set of important factoids to add to your survival tool chest -

"People recognize fear in other humans faster than other emotions..."

"Other studies have shown that just by being very afraid, other bodily functions change. One study found that very frightened people can withstand more pain than those not experiencing fear. Another found that experiencing fear or merely perceiving it in others improved people’s attention and brain skills."

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Frozen with fear? Science tells why
Researchers seek better understanding of how anxiety rules the brain


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21547710/wid/11915773?GT1=10514

The Associated Press

updated 3:19 p.m. ET, Tues., Oct. 30, 2007

WASHINGTON -

Science is getting a grip on people’s fears.

As Americans revel in all things scary on Halloween, scientists say they now know better what’s going on inside our brains when a spook jumps out and scares us. Knowing how fear rules the brain should lead to treatments for a major medical problem: When irrational fears go haywire...

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