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What is the psychological explanation for people being afraid? Isn't it just a state of the mind?

Answer by Mike Mendis:

Fear is a response that is hardwired into the brain. It evolved to help us protect ourselves from danger. As someone else as suggested, it is associated with avoiding death and with our instinct for self-preservation. 390 more words


The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in The Age Of Information Overload

The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload is the new book from Dr. Daniel Levitan, a psychology professor at McGill University. 153 more words


How exercise can help kids with ADHD

Mental exercises to build (or rebuild) attention span have shown promise recently as adjuncts or alternatives to amphetamines in addressing symptoms common to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). 916 more words

How we perceive and what to do about it

Human perception is massively based on human memory, expectations, and schemas already formed and present in the brain.

A recent study on visual perception came to this conclusion: 794 more words

Functional Interpersonal Meta Linguistics (FIML)

Ethics, morality

If we consider our minds to be networks of signals, then we can say that it is better that the signals be more efficient and contain fewer errors. 713 more words

Functional Interpersonal Meta Linguistics (FIML)

Michael Brooks in the New Statesman.

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