Fear is a hardwired response, but it doesn’t have to rule our emotions.
If you have fear, you have no need to think of punishment. Fear itself is punishment enough. Similarly with hope.
In this Spotlight feature, we will explain the biology of fear: why it has evolved, what happens in our bodies when we are scared, and why it sometimes gets out of control. Scroll down…if you dare.
Everyone can get scared; fear is an unavoidable facet of the human experience.
If you have ever asked yourself ‘what is fear?’ then you have to be prepared to face your phobias and delve deep in to the science behind what makes us afraid.
The building was evacuated as Fire fighters, ambulances and police arrived on the scene to tend to the sick. That evening the local emergency room admitted 80 students and 19 staff members; 38 were hospitalised overnight.
In the study, 56 students had MRI scans taken of their brains after filling out a survey designed to measure their ability to tolerate the uncertainty of future negative events.
Breathing is not just for oxygen; it’s also linked to brain function, behavior
- Date:December 7, 2016
- Source:Northwestern University
- Summary:The rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain that enhances emotional judgments and memory recall, scientists have discovered for the first time. These effects on behavior depend critically on whether you inhale or exhale and whether you breathe through the nose or mouth.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered for the first time that the rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain that enhances emotional judgments and memory recall.
These effects on behavior depend critically on whether you inhale or exhale and whether you breathe through the nose or mouth.