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The brain typically detects negative information faster than positive information.


From Buddhas Brain

“The brain typically detects negative information faster than positive information.

Take facial expressions, a primary signal of threat or opportunity for a social animal like us:

fearful faces are perceived much more rapidly than happy or neutral ones, probably fast-tracked by the amygdala (Yang, Zald, and Blake 2007).

In fact, even when researchers make fearful faces invisible to conscious awareness, the amygdala still lights up (Jiang and He 2006).

The brain is drawn to bad news.”



My two cents: I have also read that the mind can sense danger even if it is hiding behind a post in a room.

Knowing how the brain prioritizes events, how the nervous system and defense mechanism fires, help us navigate PTSD.

Intuition, our wisdom without cognition, flows from our right hemisphere of the brain.

Like looking down a dark alley, you sense danger.

My advice listen intently and avoid the alley.

In my opinion, intuition is far more reliable than any cognitive function we possess.



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