The Chill of Fear A copse can beckon, with its dappled leaves and songbird trills. But linger past twilight, and tree, bush, and animal assume different dimensions. Trunks thicken and loom, bushes snatch at clothing, and the rustlings and skitters … Continue reading Fear factors
Mass hysteria may explain ‘sonic attacks’ in Cuba, say top neurologists Senior neurologists have suggested that a spate of mysterious ailments among US diplomats in Cuba – which has caused a diplomat rift between the two countries – could have … Continue reading Psychogenic facts
‘What Do You Think Is the Most Important Problem Facing This Country Today?’ Since the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Gallup polling organization has asked Americans an open-ended question: “What do you think is the most important problem facing … Continue reading The American consciousness
Primal fear can blinker our decisions, even in elections Few researchers in the history of psychology are as controversial as Harry Harlow. His most famous experiment was to socially isolate infant rhesus monkeys and give them a choice between two … Continue reading Fear won
Inside Psychology’s ‘Methodological Terrorism’ Debate It isn’t every day that an academic researcher publicly compares some of her colleagues to terrorists, so it’s probably no surprise that what happened last month sparked a heated debate. That’s when a draft version … Continue reading Is methodological terrorism out there?
The investor psychology and why VCs aren’t immune One of the most oft-repeated quotes about investing goes something like this: Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful. While Warren Buffett may not have had venture … Continue reading The fear of missing out
How The Brain Distinguishes Safety From Danger Researchers at Columbia University’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and the Department of Neuroscience at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have identified a cellular circuit that helps the mouse brain to … Continue reading Contextual memories make you anxious