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Sniffing Out Danger: Fearful Memories Can Trigger Heightened Sense of Smell

Most people – including scientists – assumed we can’t just sniff out danger. It was thought that we become afraid of an odor – such...

Diminishing fear vicariously by watching others

Phobias — whether it's fear of spiders, clowns, or small spaces — are common and can be difficult to treat. New research suggests that...

The Amygdala And Fear Are Not The Same Thing

In a 2007 episode of the television show Boston Legal, a character claimed to have figured out that a cop was racist because his...

Why young couples aren’t getting married

With the share of married adults at an all-time low in the United States, new research by demographers at Cornell University and the University...

People aren’t born afraid of spiders and snakes: Fear is quickly...

There's a reason why Hollywood makes movies like Arachnophobia and Snakes on a Plane: Most people are afraid of spiders and snakes. A new paper published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological ...

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