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The Science of Fear

Lecture no. 1 from the course: Plus Pilots: The Science of Fear

The Science of Fear

| 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Our brains are amazing organs, giving us the ability of abstract thought, language, intellectual curiosity, and more. Yet, when faced with scary or threatening situations, our brains have cognitive biases which cause blind spots, and we lose our ability to judge reality, think rationally, or consider risk management options. Join Dr. Margee Kerr, a sociologist at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, to delve into the body’s neurophysiological system that keeps you alive but can also sometimes land you in harm’s way.

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