The Fear Factor: When the Brain Decides It’s Time to Scram: Scientific American

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i like this idea of the duality of fear responses. first comes scanning the environment and identifying a potential threat. second comes taking action to avoid it. this fits my own bio-cultural theory of news. first, people continually scan the environment for potential threats, usually via the news. second, they may take action, such as political activism, discussing drugs with their kids or avoiding vacations in locales with lots of crime.

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