The brain and illusions
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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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» ‘Illusion of Courage’ Fades at Crunch Time - Psych Central News

» ‘Illusion of Courage’ Fades at Crunch Time   - Psych Central News | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
New research explains why people often “chicken out” of doing something risky or potentially embarrassing.
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Why people mispredict their behaviour in embarrassing situations ...

Why people mispredict their behaviour in embarrassing situations ... | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and Carnegie Mellon University argue that this “illusion of courage” is one example of an “empathy gap”, that is, our inability to imagine how we will behave in future emotional situations.
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