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A Neuroscientist Argues That Everybody Is Misunderstanding Fear and Anxiety

A Neuroscientist Argues That Everybody Is Misunderstanding Fear and Anxiety | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
And he thinks it may be his fault.

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, July 23, 2015 8:05 PM

An interesting summary of Joseph LeDoux's latest book wondering if we have misunderstood the roots of fear and anxiety.

As the author says, "... fear and anxiety are not wired into the brain as basic responses to the world around us — rather, the responses that lead to them are, and they only coalesce into fear when the brain interprets them as such."

Jennifer Lynn's curator insight, January 11, 2016 6:38 AM

Though fear and anxiety are two different feelings, there is hardly any difference between the response of two. The feelings of fear and anxiety both depend upon the fundamental experiences of life. If you want to know how to deal with fear or anxiety, you need to know the difference between the two. Click on the following links to know, what is fear and anxiety: http://bit.ly/1OK96Lr http://bit.ly/1SJfRPy ;

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A Calm Look at the Most Hyped Concept in Neuroscience - Mirror Neurons - Wired Science

A Calm Look at the Most Hyped Concept in Neuroscience - Mirror Neurons - Wired Science | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, December 14, 2013 7:14 PM

Christian Jarrett gives mirror neurons the once-over.

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Areas of the brain process read and heard language differently

Areas of the brain process read and heard language differently | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
The brain processes read and heard language differently. Researchers have been able to determine the affected areas of the brain using speech processing tests with the aid of functional magnetic resonance tomography (fMRT).

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, March 8, 2014 5:27 PM

I'm not sure that this is news but it looks like good evidence for the idea.  As the article suggests, it is also important for brain surgery.

Original article is here: 

Kathrin Kollndorfer, Julia Furtner, Jacqueline Krajnik, Daniela Prayer, Veronika Schöpf. Attention shifts the language network reflecting paradigm presentation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2013; 7 DOI:10.3389/fnhum.2013.00809
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Does time dilate during a threatening situation?

“WHEN a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour,” said Albert Einstein, “it seems like a minute.

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, June 20, 2013 7:46 AM

Nice article on the current research on the time dilation illlusion including brain scanning...